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Study: NAFLD is prevalent in children with diabetes

Researchers evaluated data from 38 children with type 2 diabetes, mean age of 13 at diagnosis, and found that 61% had nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, 26% had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease but not NASH and 13% had borderline NASH, with 26% of NASH patients showing signs of advanced fibrosis. The findings in Pediatric Diabetes revealed that children with an NAFLD activity score of at least 4 had higher triglyceride levels and higher mean A1C levels, compared with those whose NAFLD activity scores were 4 or less.

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