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Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

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This 2018 trial, funded by Virta Health, tested the impact of a high-compliance ketogenic diet on measures of liver health in Type 2 diabetics. Over one year, subjects saw significant improvements in measures of liver fat and fibrosis, with 61% of patients with abnormal ALT at baseline achieving ALT normalization. Among patients who showed significant weight loss and/or improvements in HbA1c, an even greater share achieved normal ALT levels. This trial suggests a ketogenic diet can significantly improve liver health in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Read MorePost Hoc Analyses of Surrogate Markers of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Liver Fibrosis in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in a Digitally Supported Continuous Care Intervention

CrossFitters see physical education as a primary vehicle for teaching virtues essential for achievement. For us, the world of physical challenge and achievement have become metaphors for harvesting life’s riches and battling its plagues. As metaphors our efforts enlighten, instruct, encourage, and explain much of what is everywhere and dear to us. Fitness, ultimately, exercises and develops the will. Shakespeare said, “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”

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