Special Issue "Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: From Lifestyle to Environmental Factors"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: metabolism; obesity; diabetes; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; nutrition; microbiota; metabolomics; epigenetics
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. NAFLD is currently the most prevalent liver disease in the population, due to its strong relationship with obesity and its comorbidities. NAFLD represents a spectrum of liver conditions ranging from simple steatosis (a relatively benign condition) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which could result in fibrosis and ultimately to cirrhosis or hepatocarcinoma. It is widely accepted that weight management interventions (i.e., diet and exercise) are the most effective strategies for NAFLD resolution in patients with obesity. In addition, a growing body of evidence suggests that the physiopathology of NAFLD is highly influenced by several exogenous and environmental factors such as aging, excessive intake of calories, processed food, lower intake of anti-oxidant vitamins, and sedentary lifestyle. These factors could participate in the development or progression of the disease by inducing changes in gut microbiota and/or epigenetic modifications, among other mechanisms. This Special Issue seeks research papers on the impact of lifestyle and environmental factors on the pathogenesis of NAFLD.
We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Bruno Ramos-Molina
Leading Guest Editor
Dr. Fernando Cardona
Assistant Guest Editor
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- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
- environmental factors