Sex, Hispanic ethnicity linked to increased rates of NAFLD-associated hospitalization

Sex, Hispanic ethnicity linked to increased rates of NAFLD-associated hospitalization

Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-associated hospitalizations increased over time with higher rates among Hispanic adolescent boys, according to study results.“NAFLD in children is increasingly recognized as the most common form of pediatric chronic liver disease. Previous nationwide studies have shown increase in NAFLD-associated hospitalizations over time during period of 1986 to 2006,” Eric Dybbro, MD, of the department of pediatrics in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Racial andRead More

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