Kids Exposed to Liver Disease Epidemic Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle

by VR Sreeraman on  July 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM Child Health News
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Hundreds of thousands of children are exposed to liver disease epidemic due to their poor diets and lack of physical activity, warns a top liver expert.
 Kids Exposed to Liver Disease Epidemic Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle
Kids Exposed to Liver Disease Epidemic Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle

Prof Martin Lombard warned that as many as half a million under-15s face liver disease associated with alcoholics because of their unhealthy lifestyles.

The rising level of obesity means these youngsters could have an early form of fatty liver disease, which can lead to cancer, strokes and heart problems, he explained.

However, Lombard has been criticised for basing his figures on the average number of obese adults who develop fatty liver disease rather than clinical evidence.

"I'm wary about making assumptions without hard clinical evidence. We risk scaring parents unnecessarily," the Daily Mail quoted Conservative MP Dan Poulter, a former doctor as saying.

Source: ANI

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