Prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its correlation with anthropometric measures and laboratory parameters in overweight and obese children and adolescents

  • Pawan Ghanghoriya
  • Shipra Mandraha
  • Chandan Kumar Mishra

Abstract

Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in children and its primary cause is obesity. In addition, children with NAFLD may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Objective: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of NAFLD in overweight and obese children and to study its correlation with various anthropometric measures and laboratory parameters in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics of a teaching institution of central India. The study included 30 overweight and obese children and adolescents between 6 and 18 years of age. Subjects

Keywords: Children, Liver function tests, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Obesity
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Ghanghoriya, P., Mandraha, S., & Mishra, C. (2018). Prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its correlation with anthropometric measures and laboratory parameters in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(5), 359-362. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCH/article/view/953
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