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cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

washington (may 25, 2017) -- disruptions in a protein folding process occurring in the brain, known as endoplasmic reticulum (er) stress, may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of other factors. a research team at the george washington university (gw) published their results in the journal of clinical investigation insight."nearly 75 percent of obese adults experience non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. however, its underlying causes are unclear," said colin young, ph.d., senior author and assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology at the gw school of medicine and health sciences. "recent findings have pointed to er stress as central to its development. what our res...