Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Diet and Exercise in the Treatment of Fatty Liver


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

Lead Editor

1Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA

2Department of Kinesiology, University of Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7

3Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Nephrology, Vascular Disease and Clinical Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Otfried-Müller-Straße 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

4Research Director Stable Isotope Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Via Moruzzi 1, 56100 Pisa, Italy


Diet and Exercise in the Treatment of Fatty Liver

Description

Obesity, broadly defined by body mass index or total body fat, is associated with greater risk for cardiometabolic disease. However, it is becoming increasingly recognized that body mass index and total body fat do not accurately reflect metabolic risk. Rather, the anatomical location of excess fat appears to be more important. In recent years, and following the advances in imaging techniques, many studies have demonstrated that accumulation of fat in the liver is strongly associated with metabolic dysfunction, that is, multiorgan insulin resistance and dyslipidemia, possibly more so than visceral adiposity or intramyocellular lipid accumulation. Intrahepatic fat, which only modestly correlates with body mass index, may thus be a prominent factor modifying the metabolic risk associated with increasing whole-body adiposity. Even though cause-and-effect relationships have yet to be established, understanding of the regulation of fat accumulation in the liver will have important implications in both research and clinical practice. Little, however, is known regarding the specific effects of lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise in regulating the accumulation of fat in the liver and its depletion thereof.

We invite investigators to contribute original research in humans and animals and also review articles that will promote our understanding of the regulation of liver fat stores by diet and exercise. We are particularly interested in studies in humans, of any health status (e.g., healthy subjects or patients with obesity or insulin resistance, diabetes, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and age and especially both sexes, examining the effects of specific dietary components or exercise modalities, and also animal studies describing relevant cellular and molecular mechanisms. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of caloric restriction, with particular focus on the importance of different macronutrient content
  • Effects of variation in macronutrient intake under isocaloric feeding
  • Effects of micronutrient supplementation
  • Effects of acute and chronic aerobic and resistance exercise and also physical inactivity including bed rest and detraining
  • Effects of multifactorial lifestyle interventions
  • Sex differences in response to diet and exercise
  • Studies elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the effects of diet and exercise

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257671
  • - Editorial

Diet and Exercise in the Treatment of Fatty Liver

Faidon Magkos | Jean-Marc Lavoie | ... | Amalia Gastaldelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 268680
  • - Research Article

Exercise and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Hepatic Steatosis in Hyperphagic OLETF Rats

Sarah J. Borengasser | R. Scott Rector | ... | John P. Thyfault
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 827417
  • - Review Article

Putative Factors That May Modulate the Effect of Exercise on Liver Fat: Insights from Animal Studies

Faidon Magkos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 932928
  • - Review Article

Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Hepatic Steatosis: Species-Specific Effects on Liver and Adipose Lipid Metabolism and Gene Expression

Diwakar Vyas | Anil Kumar G. Kadegowda | Richard A. Erdman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 914938
  • - Review Article

NAFLD, Estrogens, and Physical Exercise: The Animal Model

Jean-Marc Lavoie | Abdolnaser Pighon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 181687
  • - Research Article

Effects of Exercise Training on Molecular Markers of Lipogenesis and Lipid Partitioning in Fructose-Induced Liver Fat Accumulation

Siham Yasari | Denis Prud'homme | ... | Jean-Marc Lavoie
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
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