Ethnic and sex differences in the association between metabolic syndrome and suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in a nationally representative sample of US adolescents.

@article{Graham2009EthnicAS,
  title={Ethnic and sex differences in the association between metabolic syndrome and suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in a nationally representative sample of US adolescents.},
  author={Rose C Graham and Ann Burke and Nicolas Stettler},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={442-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasingly recognized among overweight adolescents. Metabolic syndrome often coexists with NAFLD in adults. This study aimed to determine whether, in US adolescents, metabolic syndrome increases the odds of alanine aminotransferase (ALT)>40 U/L, a surrogate for NAFLD. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of the association between metabolic syndrome and ALT>40 U/L was undertaken in a sample of 12- to 19-year-olds from the… CONTINUE READING
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