I am waiting for a gastric by-pass and would like to try and lose some weight before my surgery. Could I follow the liver shrinking diet more than once or would it be dangerous?
Could I Do the Pre-bypass Diet More Than Once. It is Dangerous to Keep Shrinking the Liver?
Doctor Answers 1
Truth about "liver shrinking" diet
Any low calorie diet will shrink the liver by depleting it of glycogen, a ready-source of glucose (sugar). The pre-surgery diet is not special or dangerous; just very low in calories. It would be safe to go on it for the rest of your life.
Mark Pleatman MD
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