ESR 10: Physical activity and NAFLD

Project Summary

This project aims to determine the physical exercise regimen (voluntary vs. endurance) is more effective in reducing the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) phenotype in human patients and in a high-fat diet mouse model.

Research will include methodologies associated to patient data analysis, analytical detection of plasma markers in both humans and animal models and mitochondrial analysis in isolated hepatic fractions from the animal models.

Host institution

University of Porto (UPORTO), Portugal


Dr. Fernanda Borges

Dr. José Magalhães


University of Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA), Italy

microBiolytics, Germany


Dr. Piero Portincasa

Dr. Martin Winter