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Lifestyle optimization leads to superior liver regeneration in live liver donors and decreases early allograft dysfunction in recipients. A randomized control trial.

Gupta A, Patil NS, Mohapatra N, Benjamin J, Thapar S, Kumar A et al.

Ann Surg 2023; 278: e430-e439.

Preoperative diet and exercise for two weeks in live donors improved early liver function and liver regeneration (P=0.03) in recipients in this study of 62 procedures. It also reduced the risk of early graft dysfunction, P=0.043

Comment: A strategy that should be easy for live donors makes a difference in recipients.

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