Risk factors for the development of NAFLD beyond insulin resistence: genetic, developmental and environmental influences [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Risk factors for NAFLD: genes, early development and environment

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Researchers: A/Pr Leon Adams (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Craig Pennell Dr Pamela Mccaskie E/Pr Lawrie Beilin Prof John Olynyk
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Brief description Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the presence of fat within the liver and is associated with obesity and diabetes. NAFLD occurs in approximately one in seven Australian adolescents and may lead to cirrhosis and endstage liver disease. This proposal aims to determine what genetic and developmental risk factors lead to NAFLD, in addition to examining the role of diet and exercise. This information will lead to better treatments for this condition.

Funding Amount $AUD 662,052.09

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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