Nutritional factors in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease: An update

Samuel W. French, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan

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Abstract

There is little doubt that alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a nutritional disease. It has been argued that ethanol is a direct liver toxin because of the formation of its metabolite, acetaldehyde, which forms adducts with proteins. However, the importance of acetaldehyde adducts in ALD pathogenesis is still at the theoretical level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition and Alcohol
Subtitle of host publicationLinking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake
PublisherCRC Press
Pages43-56
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780203507636
ISBN (Print)0849316804, 9780849316807
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    French, S. W., & Wan, Y-J. Y. (2003). Nutritional factors in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease: An update. In Nutrition and Alcohol: Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake (pp. 43-56). CRC Press.