Higher liver fat in children raises cardio-metabolic risk regardless of BMI

Researchers determined that higher liver fat content independent of BMI correlated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile among children.“Due to the high rates of childhood overweight and obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has also become the most common chronic liver disease in children in the developed world,” Madelon L. Geurtsen, from the University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “We also observed that the associations of liver fat with cardio-metabolic risk factors in childhood were independent of BMI, and present amongRead More

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