Role of nutrition in alcoholic liver disease: Summary of the symposium at the ESBRA 2017 congress

Kusum K. Kharbanda, Martin J.J. Ronis, Colin T. Shearn, Dennis R. Petersen, Samir Zakhari, Dennis R. Warner, Ariel E. Feldstein, Craig J. McClain, Irina A. Kirpich

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Betaine
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Nutritional support in ALD
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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