Fat Kids Can Have Liver Damage

A lot of fat kids can have liver damage caused by having fatty livers. A study was done to show if being an overweight kid causes a fatty liver. The answer to the study is yes.

“An elevated [high intrahepatic triglyceride]{liver fat} IHTG content in overweight adolescents is associated with [Dyslipidemia is elevation of plasma cholesterol and/or TGs or a low HDL level that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. – Merck Manual] {too much cholesterol or triglycerides} dyslipidemia and with insulin-resistant glucose metabolism in both liver and skeletal muscle.”


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin resistance in overweight adolescents1,2,3

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 88, No. 2, 257-262, August 2008
© 2008 American Society for Nutrition


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