Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build up of extra fat in liver cells that is called a fatty liver (steatosis). NAFLD tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. The incidence is growing in overweight children and has been linked to excess fructose intake as in fruit juices, sweetened beverages and processed foods with high fructose corn syrup. This threat is serious and can be prevented by reducing intake of fructose and high glycemic index foods. A recent article in the times highlights this issue which is often overlooked. Please call our clinic at 718-240-5857/ 8125 for an appointment if you think your child is at risk for this or other obesity related diseases.
Source for photo: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/threat-grows-from-liver-illness-tied-to-obesity/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0