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.”

http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/88/2/257?etoc

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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