Non-alcoholic fatty liver and metabolic syndrome in children: a vicious circle.

@article{Alterio2014NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Non-alcoholic fatty liver and metabolic syndrome in children: a vicious circle.},
  author={Arianna Alterio and Anna Alisi and Daniela Liccardo and Valerio Nobili},
  journal={Hormone research in paediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={283-9}
}
During the last decade, paediatricians have observed a dramatic increase of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in children. Furthermore, several lines of evidence have reported that a large part of children with NAFLD presents one or more traits of MS making plausible that, in the coming years, these subjects may present a rapid course of disease towards more severe cirrhosis and cardiovascular disease. Genetic susceptibility and the pressure of intrauterine… CONTINUE READING

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