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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Is pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease more common in boys or girls?

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    Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is more common in boys than in girls. About 10% of children have fatty liver disease, according to some research. Obesity and Hispanic ethnicity are other risk factors for fatty liver disease in children. 
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