Advances in liver disease
from Medscape (free subscription)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects people of all ages, including those at the extremes of life. With the epidemic of childhood obesity, NAFLD has become the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the pediatric population. In a review of data from autopsies performed in New York City, Fernandes and colleagues detected NAFLD in 14 percent of 564 children. Hispanic children had the highest prevalence, at 21 percent.
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