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Cardiovascular Risk in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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Anna Bobrus- Chociej*, Natalia Wasilewska, Marta Flisiak- Jackiewicz and Dariusz Lebensztejn   Pages 1 - 5 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a main cause of chronic liver disease in children. With the global obesity epidemic, the prevalence of NAFLD is increasing both in industrialized and developing countries. NAFLD is a multisystem disorder and a hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. Growing scientific evidence suggests that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This paper briefly describes the current knowledge concerning the association between NAFLD and cardiac dysfunction in children.

Keywords:

NAFLD, chronic, liver, disease, hepatic manifestation, cardiovascular disease.

Affiliation:

Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Allergology, Medical University of Białystok, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Allergology, Medical University of Białystok, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Allergology, Medical University of Białystok, Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Allergology, Medical University of Białystok



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