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Studies from Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University Have Provided New Information about Fatty Liver (Role of nutrition, gene polymorphism, and...

Gastroenterology Week

10-13-17

Studies from Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University Have Provided New Information about Fatty Liver (Role of nutrition, gene polymorphism, and gut microbiota in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gastroenterology Week -- Data detailed on Liver Diseases and Conditions - Fatty Liver have been presented. According to news reporting out of Shijiazhuang, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the world. The nutrients play important roles in the development and progression of NAFLD."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, "High-calorie diet, especially the diet rich in saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, as well as sugary drinks with high fructose content, induces hepatic steatosis and triggers progression of steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma. Disordered micronutrient status and gut microbiota are also involved in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Nutrients related NAFLD could be aggravated by a genetic predisposition, for instance, genetic mutations in patatinlike phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) and transmembrane 6 superfamily member 2 (TM6SF2)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Reduction of caloric intake through lifestyle interventions and use of dietary supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and probiotics may help alleviate liver injury in NAFLD."

For more information on this research see: Role of nutrition, gene polymorphism, and gut microbiota in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Discovery Medicine, 2017;24(131):95-106 (see also Liver Diseases and Conditions - Fatty Liver).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Kong, Dept. of Traditional and Western Medical Hepatology, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050051, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y. Lu, S. Zhang, Y. Nan and L. Qiao.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Genetics, Shijiazhuang, Diet and Nutrition, Fatty Liver Disease, People's Republic of China, Liver Diseases and Conditions, Digestive System Diseases and Conditions.

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