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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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