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Can fatty liver disease affect children?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

About 5 percent of children are estimated to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), commonly associated with obesity in children and adults.  Fatty liver is thought to effect up to half of all obese children. Children with fatty liver disease may experience abdominal pain or fatigue.

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