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Obese children should be screened for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—new NASPGHAN guidelines

10:38 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Medical Xpress

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences—is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN).

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