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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complex spectrum of disorders ranging from simple benign steatosis to more aggressive forms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis.

The Webinar "Considerations On Selecting Appropriate Diets To Study The NAFLD Spectrum" was presented in Chinese on February 22. During the webinar, Dr. Jia-Yu Ke, a senior scientist of Research Diets, discussed how to use various purified diets to establish diet-induced NAFLD models. The webinar focused on five commonly-used diets: high-fat diets (HFD), choline-deficient high-fat diets (CD-HFD), high fat, high fructose, and high cholesterol diets (HFHFrHCD), methionine- and choline-deficient diets (MCD), and 0.1% methionine choline-deficient high-fat diets (CDAHFD). Dr. Ke reminded everyone that each animal model has a different utility and clinical translatability and it is important to choose the most appropriate model for your specific research topic.

Presenter: Dr. Jia-Yu Ke
Senior Scientist
Research Diets, Inc.

Jia-Yu (Holly) received her Ph.D. degree in Nutrition Science at The Ohio State University. Jia-Yu has extensive experience in the fields of nutrition, nutraceuticals, metabolism, obesity, and breast cancer in both preclinical models and clinical settings. She also has years of experience in formulating diets for diet-induced disease models and has co-authored two NAFLD/NASH review articles.

Research Diets also shares the recording of the webinar below. If you have any questions, please contact us via info@researchdiets.com. Research Diets hopes that researchers will gain a better understanding of the diets used to establish diet-induced NAFLD after listening to this webinar and we look forward to discussing with you about your next project.