Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasingly common among our young obese patients, a population for which cardiovascular disease and diabetes is a significant concern. Can measured levels of liver fat serve to help us gauge future risk for metabolic consequences in children? Host Dr. Larry Kaskel welcomes pediatric hepatologist, Dr. Miriam Vos, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine, to discuss the challenge of encouraging a young child and their family to develop habits that will promote the decline of the child's NAFLD. Dr. Vos also explores the possibility that body shape may be an important clue in the diagnosis of NAFLD, as well as current efforts to generate more accurate markers to quantify liver fat reduction during treatment.
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