Liver disease, multimorbidity and lifestyle
Chronic liver disease is a major cause of poor quality of life and is a contributor to excess death, making it a significant concern for both patients and the NHS.
In our liver disease theme, we explore the contribution that the ageing process makes to the biology of liver disease. To do this, we harness the expertise of Newcastle’s world-class ageing biology research.
Theme co-leads are; Quentin Anstee, Professor of Experimental Hepatology and an Honorary Consultant Hepatologist at Newcastle Hospitals. He leads one of the largest NAFLD clinical services in the UK.
And Professor Helen Reeves, an academic hepatologist, looking after patients with primary liver cancer.
What we cover in this theme
Newcastle BRC’s Liver Disease Theme studies the following conditions:
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
- Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Auto immune hepatitis (AIH)
We are researching the mechanisms behind these conditions in order to find treatments that can improve the quality of life for those diagnosed.