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Do doctors recommend exercise for children who have fatty liver disease?

Joel Lavine, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Doctors do typically recommend exercise for children who have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but check with your pediatrician to make sure exercise is safe and recommended for your child.

Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Obesity raises your child's risk for NAFLD, and regular exercise, along with eating a healthy diet, can help your child maintain a normal body weight. Regular exercise can not only improve your child's liver disease if he has it but can make him feel better and improve his health overall. 

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