Are saturated fatty acids and insulin resistance associated with fatty liver in obese children?

@article{Papandreou2008AreSF,
  title={Are saturated fatty acids and insulin resistance associated with fatty liver in obese children?},
  author={Dimitrios Papandreou and Israel Rousso and Pavlos M Malindretos and Areti D Makedou and Tatiana Moudiou and Ifigenia Pidonia and Athina Pantoleon and Ipolliti Economou and Ioannis Mavromichalis},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={233-40}
}
BACKGROUND Fatty liver (FL) is a common cause of liver disease in children. Obesity and insulin resistance (IR) play an important role in pathogenesis of FL. Diet has been reported to affect IR and possibly FL. The purpose of this study was to investigate certain parameters (anthropometric, biochemical, dietary intake) of obese Greek children with and without FL. METHODS Forty-three obese children aged 9-14 (25 boys/18 girls) participated in the study. FL was diagnosed by ultrasonography (US… CONTINUE READING

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