The Association of Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Overweight/Obese Children

@inproceedings{ElKoofy2012TheAO,
  title={The Association of Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Overweight/Obese Children},
  author={Nehal M. El-Koofy and Ghada Mohammad Anwar and Mona Saeed El-Raziky and Ahmad M. El-Hennawy and Fatma M. El-Mougy and Hanaa M El-karaksy and Fetouh M. Hassanin and Heba M. Helmy},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM To study the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance (IR) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in overweight/obese children with clinical hepatomegaly and/or raised alanine aminotransferase (ALT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-three overweight and obese children, aged 2-13 years, presenting with hepatomegaly and/or raised ALT, were studied for the prevalence of MS, IR and NAFLD. Laboratory analysis included fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, serum… CONTINUE READING
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