Prevalence, risk factors, and predictors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among schoolchildren: a hospital-based study in Alexandria, Egypt.

@article{Alkassabany2014PrevalenceRF,
  title={Prevalence, risk factors, and predictors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among schoolchildren: a hospital-based study in Alexandria, Egypt.},
  author={Yasmine M Alkassabany and Azza Galal Farghaly and Engy Mohamed El-Ghitany},
  journal={Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={76-81}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging problem in children and adolescents worldwide. This study was done to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD in children and adolescents as well as to determine the associated risk factors of fatty liver and to explore the ability of some obesity indices to predict and consequently be used as a screening method of fatty liver disease at certain cutoff points in schoolchildren. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING
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