Diet and liver disease - A glimpse into the future

Macdonald, Graeme A. and Lucey, Michael R. (1994) Diet and liver disease - A glimpse into the future. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 18 4: 274-276. doi:10.1097/00004836-199406000-00002


Author Macdonald, Graeme A.
Lucey, Michael R.
Title Diet and liver disease - A glimpse into the future
Journal name Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0192-0790
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1097/00004836-199406000-00002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 274
End page 276
Total pages 2
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The complex interaction between liver disease and food intake is not well defined. There are two aspects to consider: how liver disease affects food intake and whether or not diet can affect liver disease. Acute and chronic liver disease have been shown to influence taste, smell, food preference, and appetite. The liver may also play a role in food selection through reflex pathways. Intake of various macronutrients can alter serum liver enzymes and bilirubin without necessarily being associated with changes in pre-existing liver disease. Nonetheless, there is evidence that diet can be associated with both adverse and beneficial changes in outcome in animal models and patients with liver disease. These issues are difficult to unravel; however, there is potential for significant clinical advances from examining this area.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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