Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

  title={Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Molly A Bozic and Girish A. Subbarao and Jean Pappas Molleston},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  volume={28 4},
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the pediatric population. Increased recognition of this form of liver disease parallels the dramatic rise in childhood and adolescent obesity over the past 2 decades. Like adults, most children with NAFLD are obese, and comorbidities include insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Unfortunately, pediatric NAFLD is not always a benign condition, with some children progressing to hepatic… CONTINUE READING
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