Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), the Metabolic Disorder Par Excellence
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 4481
Interests: NAFLD-MAFLD; cirrhosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; metabolic syndrome; insulin resistance; sex differences
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
NAFLD, recently renamed MAFLD, is a common condition that places a heavy burden on public health and exacts a major clinical and financial toll on a worldwide basis. Although it has been the subject of ever-increasing clinical and research interest over the last 40 years, this condition remains enigmatic as to its development and progression in the individual patient. Noninvasive diagnostic protocols are still to be validated, and optimal management options still remain to be identified. On these grounds, Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989, 2019 IF: 4.097) intends to publish a Special Issue entitled “NAFLD, the Metabolic Disorder Par Excellence” and has approached me to serve as Guest Editor.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Lessons from epidemiology;
- Sex differences in NAFLD;
- Lean NAFLD;
- Modifiers of the natural history of NAFLD;
- NAFLD in children, adolescents and elderly people;
- NAFLD as a systemic disorder;
- Molecular and clinical bases of NAFLD physiopathology;
- Role of the gut–liver axis in the development and progression of disease;
- Cardio-nephrometabolic risk in people with NAFLD;
- The bidirectional association of NAFLD with the metabolic syndrome;
- NAFLD secondary to endocrine disorders;
- Personalized medicine as applied to NAFLD;
- Ethics in NAFLD research;
- Role of industry-sponsored research in NAFLD;
- NAFLD and SARS-CoV-2 infection;
- Updates in diagnosis and management;
- Impact of genetics and molecular biology on clinical practice;
- Implications of novel terminology and definitions.
Dr. Amedeo Lonardo
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