A Study Evaluating How Dietary Oils Affect Fat in the Liver

Official Title
Weight, Energy, Lipids, and the Liver (WELL) Study: A randomized controlled trial to understand how dietary fat quality affects fat in the liver

The purpose of the WELL study is to examine how consuming dietary oils in foods like spreads, bread, cookies, muffins, and brownies everyday influences liver fat.  

The study will measure liver fat using and MRI before and after consuming 3 of the study foods per day for 16 weeks.  The study will also examine how consuming the study foods each day influences fat in the abdomen and in the blood.  The total study duration is 18 weeks.

Could this study be right for you?

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 25-80
  • Have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or something similar

Exclusion Criteria Include

  • Unable to have an MRI scan
  • Pregnancy