Fatty Liver Disease in Children: An Early Opportunity for Meaningful Change

Rachel W Smith, MD and Jaime Chu, MD
Mount Sinai

This presentation is an excerpt from the ALF 2021 Poster Competition. This competition showcases posters and a brief video created by early career investigators from across the country on six areas of educational focus: fatty liver disease, liver cancer, liver transplantation, pediatric liver disease, rare liver disease and viral hepatitis. Participants are tasked with translating complicated medical information into a poster which can be easily understood by patients or the public. Posters are reviewed by a formal panel of judges comprised of Medical Advisory Council members, Board Members and friends of ALF to select a winner in each category.

Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disorder where excess fat is stored in the liver, which leads to scarring. Many factors go into the development of fatty liver disease but weight and diet play a large role. Fatty liver disease is treatable through diet and exercise.

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 08:38 am

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