Dr. Joel Lavine
According to Dr. Joel Lavine, children and adults are at significantly higher risk of developing NAFLD due to several variables. The metabolic condition is far more likely to affect boys. The condition manifests in more severe forms in older children than in younger children after they reach puberty. Additionally, Hispanics are more susceptible to the illness.
In response, he developed several research that examine genetic predisposition, hormone receptor profiles, and the impact of sex hormones on NAFLD.
Dr. Lavine found a hormone receptor, specifically PPAR-delta, to be less strongly expressed in those with NAFLD without NASH. In addition, they had decreased liver fat buildup and inflammation.
This research will likely result in fresh NASH medicines and treatments.