Therapeutic intervention of AGE/RAGE pathway in NAFLD
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Summary Identify potentially modifiable factors that exacerbate liver injury and fibrosis in NAFLD and to develop therapies that can prevent or slow liver scarring.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to 30% of the adult population and is now a major cause of liver disease related premature illness and death in Australia. Currently there is no established drug therapy and treatment is largely based on lifestyle modification, which is difficult to achieve in most patients. As a result, there remains a major need to identify potentially modifiable factors that exacerbate liver injury and fibrosis in NAFLD and to develop therapies that can prevent or slow liver scarring.
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