Description of the topic:
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent liver disorder in Western countries . At present, no formally approved pharmacological or surgical therapy exists for the management of NAFLD and lifestyle modifications remain the cornerstone therapy . Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern widely known for its favourable effects. Recently, it has been proven that not only Mediterranean diet, but Mediterranean lifestyle as well, can benefit patients with NAFLD. This webinar will focus on the association between Mediterranean diet and NAFLD.
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Dr. Christina N. Katsagoni is a clinical dietitian at Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital in Greece, working in the clinical setting for more than 10 years. She holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from Harokopio University of Athens, for which she was awarded a scholarship of excellence by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. She has received further training from Rutgers University in the United States and Birmingham’s Children Hospital in the United Kingdom. She has a strong research background focused in gastroenterology and hepatology with a significant number of publications. Currently, she is the Lead of the gastroenterology group of the European Specialist Dietetic Network of EFAD.