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

Joel Lavine, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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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