Fatty liver disease (called NAFLD) and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) are growing problems among children. It is estimated that 6 million children ages 14 and under have NAFLD. Check the dropdown menu for a complete list of resources available for parents. A deeper dive into this subject can be found under “Your Child and Liver Health”.
The growth of NAFLD and NASH among children is usually attributed to obesity, but it also linked to excessive sugar consumption. Children today, along with adults, consume too much sugar. Take a look at this scary chart.
A study conducted by Robert Lustig demonstrated the effect of removing sugar from a child’s diet. Completely removing sugar is obviously not practical on a long-term basis. No birthday cake? No stop for ice cream? Probably not happening. But it is possible to be mindful of food choices and reduce the amount of sugar consumed.
Here are the results of Lustig’s study. More information can be found at robertlustig.com
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“I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO LOSE WEIGHT JUST LIKE EVERY DOCTOR VISIT I EVER HAD.”TONY VILLIOTTI NASH PATIENT