NAFLD screening falls short of guidelines for children with obesity

Most children with obesity who are at high risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are not being screened, possibly leading to underdiagnosis of the condition, according to a speaker at ObesityWeek Interactive.“Despite screening guidelines, most children with excess weight at high risk for NAFLD did not have a screening lab result,” Alyson Goodman, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist in the division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Healio. “Alanine aminotransferase results were often high and NAFLD diagnosticRead More

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