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Early Obesity: Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease.

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Summary of "Early Obesity: Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease."

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), defined as fat accumulation greater than 5% in hepatocytes, may progress to fibrosis or cirrhosis later in life. NAFLD prevalence in adolescents has increased significantly in direct relation with obesity prevalence. Fatty liver has become the most frequent indication for liver transplantation in adults.

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Name: Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
ISSN: 1536-4801
Pages: 93-98

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