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Current and future magnetic resonance technologies for assessing liver disease in clinical and experimental medicine (2017)
Journal Article
Bawden, S., Scott, R., & Authal, G. (in press). Current and future magnetic resonance technologies for assessing liver disease in clinical and experimental medicine. Digestive Diseases, 35(4), doi:10.1159/000456582. ISSN 0257-2753

Background: In the past decades, a number of non-invasive methods have emerged for detecting and estimating liver fibrosis; these include both serum-based panels and imaging-based technology. Some of these methods are now being incorporated in clinic... Read More

Increased liver fat and glycogen stores after consumption of high versus low glycaemic index food: a randomized crossover study (2016)
Journal Article
crossover study. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 19(1), doi:10.1111/dom.12784. ISSN 1462-8902

Aim: To investigate the acute and longer-term effects of low (LGI) versus high glycaemic index (HGI) diets on hepatic fat and glycogen accumulation and related blood measures in healthy volunteers. Methods: Eight healthy men (age 20.1 � 0.4 years,... Read More

A low calorie morning meal prevents the decline of hepatic glycogen stores: a pilot in vivo 13C magnetic resonance study (2014)
Journal Article
Bawden, S., Stephenson, M., Ciampi, E., Hunter, K., Marciani, L., Spiller, R., …Gowland, P. (2014). A low calorie morning meal prevents the decline of hepatic glycogen stores: a pilot in vivo 13C magnetic resonance study. Food and Function, 5(9), 2237-2242. doi:10.1039/c4fo00050a

Previous studies have reported a meal-induced rise in hepatic glycogen stores from baseline levels following a fast and it is generally assumed that glycogen levels rise steadily following meals throughout the day. However, measurements are normally... Read More