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Special Issue "Nutrition and Liver Disease"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014).
Associate Professor, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford Churchill Hospital, Headington OX3 7LE, UK
Interests: lipids; fatty acids; lipoproteins; postprandial metabolism; human in vivo; liver; adipose tissue; biomarkers
The liver is the chief metabolic visceral organ that performs a vast range of different functions that including: metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and vitamins. In humans, diseases of the liver are a global public health issue and burden and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is one of the most prevalent liver diseases in developed countries. NAFLD represents a spectrum of conditions ranging from simple fatty liver (hepatic steatosis) through to severe liver disease such as cirrhosis and potentially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dietary patterns, for example overconsumption of dietary fat and carbohydrate, along with specific dietary components have all been implicated in the initiation and progression of liver disease.
Dr. Leanne Hodson
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- Liver disease
- Hepatobiliary disease
- Inherited metabolic/genetic liver diseases
- Parenteral Nutrition, Intestinal Failure
- Substrate dietary restriction; Depleted product replenishment; Branched chain amino acids, Mean chain tryglicerides
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Celiac disease; Cystic Fibrosis