Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: Focus on Nutritional Interventions
AbstractWith increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the most common cause of liver disease among children and adolescents in industrialized countries. It is generally recognized that both genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Recently, there has been a growing body of evidence to implicate altered gut microbiota in the development of NAFLD through the gut-liver axis. The first line of prevention and treatment of NAFLD in children should be intensive lifestyle interventions such as changes in diet and physical activity. Recent advances have been focused on limitation of dietary fructose and supplementation of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and prebiotics/probiotics. Convincing evidences from both animal models and human studies have shown that reduction of dietary fructose and supplement of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and prebiotics/probiotics improve NAFLD. View Full-Text
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Yang, M.; Gong, S.; Ye, S.Q.; Lyman, B.; Geng, L.; Chen, P.; Li, D.-Y. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: Focus on Nutritional Interventions. Nutrients 2014, 6, 4691-4705.
Yang M, Gong S, Ye SQ, Lyman B, Geng L, Chen P, Li D-Y. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: Focus on Nutritional Interventions. Nutrients. 2014; 6(11):4691-4705.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Min; Gong, Sitang; Ye, Shui Q.; Lyman, Beth; Geng, Lanlan; Chen, Peiyu; Li, Ding-You. 2014. "Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children: Focus on Nutritional Interventions." Nutrients 6, no. 11: 4691-4705.