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Biomolecules 2018, 8(2), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom8020016

Role of Nutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease: Summary of the Symposium at the ESBRA 2017 Congress

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Research Service, Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, NE 68105, USA
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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, USA
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, USA
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Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO 80045, USA
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Distilled Spirits Council, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 402202, USA;
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University of Louisville Alcohol Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Hepatobiology and Toxicology Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 402202, USA
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Received: 16 March 2018 / Revised: 20 March 2018 / Accepted: 20 March 2018 / Published: 26 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Multi-Organ Alcohol-Related Damage: Mechanisms and Treatment)
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Abstract

The symposium, “Role of Nutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease”, was held at the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism Congress on 9 October 2017 in Crete, Greece. The goal of the symposium was to highlight recent advances and developments in the field of alcohol and nutrition. The symposium was focused on experimental and clinical aspects in relation to the role of different types of dietary nutrients and malnutrition in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). The following is a summary of key research presented at this session. The speakers discussed the role of dietary fats and carbohydrates in the development and progression of alcohol-induced multi-organ pathology in animal models of ALD, analyzed novel nutrition-related therapeutics (specifically, betaine and zinc) in the treatment of ALD, and addressed clinical relevance of malnutrition and nutrition support in ALD. This summary of the symposium will benefit junior and senior faculty currently investigating alcohol-induced organ pathology as well as undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and fellows. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcoholic liver disease; nutrition; fat; carbohydrates; betaine; malnutrition; zinc; nutritional support in ALD alcoholic liver disease; nutrition; fat; carbohydrates; betaine; malnutrition; zinc; nutritional support in ALD
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Kharbanda, K.K.; Ronis, M.J.J.; Shearn, C.T.; Petersen, D.R.; Zakhari, S.; Warner, D.R.; Feldstein, A.E.; McClain, C.J.; Kirpich, I.A. Role of Nutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease: Summary of the Symposium at the ESBRA 2017 Congress. Biomolecules 2018, 8, 16.

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