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NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children

November 24, 2014

Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were more likely to have high blood pressure and persistent high blood pressure compared with children without nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to data from a new study.

“Along with being at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, we found that children with NAFLD who had high [BP] were significantly more likely to have more fat in their liver than children without high [BP],” researcher Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD, of the department of pediatrics, UC San Diego School of Medicine, said in a press release. “This could lead to a more serious form of liver disease.”

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NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children In the Journals

NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children

November 24, 2014
Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were more likely to have high blood pressure and persistent high blood pressure compared…
Meeting News Coverage

Adiponectin measured with newborn dried blood spots may increase infant growth

November 17, 2014
Infant growth from birth to 18 months may be associated with adiponectin measured using newborn dried blood spots, according to study findings…
Louise Baur Meeting News Coverage

Early childhood obesity prevention not sustained without further intervention

November 10, 2014
Home visits in the first 2 years of life can improve childhood BMI; however, the effects may not be sustained without further intervention, according…
Meeting News Coverage

Food intake self-regulation, parental rules during toddler years influenced eating habits later

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Gestational diabetes in mothers increased childhood obesity risk in daughters

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