Q: I was diagnosed with a fatty liver. I'm in the medical field (nurse) so I realize that this is a condition common with ETOH abusers. Problem is … I don't drink. I'm wondering if the fatty infiltration of the liver is due to hyper-secretion of insulin. Would the Zone correct both and is there any data on the effects of the Zone on a fatty liver?
A: The most common cause of fatty liver is insulin resistance and the resulting deposit of triglyceride droplets in the liver. Insulin resistance causes hyper-insulinemia. The Zone Diet will correct both conditions.