Relationship of hepatic steatosis to adipose tissue distribution in pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Fishbein2006RelationshipOH,
  title={Relationship of hepatic steatosis to adipose tissue distribution in pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Mark H. Fishbein and Chris Mogren and Theodore Gleason and W. Ross Stevens},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={83-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Central adiposity, a component of insulin resistance syndrome, is a risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults. To determine whether a similar relationship occurs in children, hepatic fat content and adipose tissue distribution were assessed in obese children at risk for NAFLD. METHODS We reviewed the charts of obese children undergoing evaluation for NAFLD because of hepatomegaly or elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) without obvious etiology… CONTINUE READING

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