TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jun 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Around 10% of American children are now believed to have fatty liver disease

Around 10% of American children are now believed to have fatty liver disease

E-mail Print PDF

Fatty liver diseaseHuge numbers of American children have a liver disease that used to be seen mainly among adult alcoholics—and most of them don't know it, researchers warn.

Around 10% of children are now believed to have fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in some cases, the Wall Street Journal reports. Around 40% of obese children have the condition, but its prevalence is rising even as obesity rates level off; the number of normal-weight children with fatty livers has also surged over the last 20 years, studies show.

"This is just really worrisome to have this number of children who have a disease this severe," says a pediatrics professor whose research has found that the prevalence of fructose in Western diets could be partly to blame.

The disease has no symptoms and public health experts are debating introducing widespread screening for it.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Theranos Founder and Former Chief Operating Officer Charged In Alleged Wire Fraud Schemes

Elizabeth Holmes of theranos indictedA federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth A. Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, announced Acting United...

The American Medical Association has long opposed assisted suicide. Is that about to change?

Brittany Maynard brought attention to assisted suicide During his three decades as an emergency-room doctor, Bob Uslander had never written a prescription for...

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

AMA adopts sweeping policies against gunsWith frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed...

Chemo may not be necessary for many breast cancer patients: study

Chemo may not be necessary for breast cancerMost women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!