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Besides alcohol use disorder, other common causes of fatty liver include: obesity. hyperlipidemia, or high levels of fats in the blood, especially high triglycerides. diabetes. genetic inheritance. rapid weight loss.How many children have fatty liver disease?
1 in 10 Kids May Have Fatty Livers. Fatty Liver Disease Is Most Common in Obese Children, Study Shows. From the WebMD Archives. Oct. 5, 2006 -- More than 6 million children in the U.S. may have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, especially those who are overweight or obese, new research shows.Is NAFLD benign disease?
For the majority of patients, NAFLD is a benign disease and is not associated with any symptoms. It is only when the liver manifests signs of inflammation, either NASH or alcoholic steatohepatitis, that the patient may experience symptoms.