Liver disorders: Nutritional Management

J. Hampsey, Wikrom W Karnsakul

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The liver is the largest organ and the largest gland in the body, which plays an important role in complex metabolism and numerous functions, including glycogen storage, lipid and protein synthesis, bile salt production, hormone production, and detoxification. Impairment of the liver can not only affect growth and nutritional status, but may lead into acute, chronic, or end stage liver disease. The chapter will discuss nutritional aspects and liver physiology in normal liver, and nutritional derangement and pathophysiology in specific hepatobiliary disorders, and nutritional management at great length. In addition, nutritional evaluation and management of patients with liver disease will be extensively reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Acute liver failure
  • Bile salts
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Chronic liver failure
  • End stage liver disease
  • Fat-soluble vitamins
  • Hepatocellular disease
  • Liver transplantation
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Water-soluble vitamins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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