Increasing prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty disease of the liver in US adolescents

posted 3 Mar 2013, 15:59 by Damian Wood   [ updated 3 Mar 2013, 15:59 ]
A study by Welsh et al published in Journal of Pediatrics doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.043  using cross sectional data from the National Health Examination Survey from 1988-94 and 2007-2010 estimated that the prevalence of suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has more than doubled over the last 20 years and currently affects 1 in 10 adolescents and half of obese US males.