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September 08, 2008


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Ellen Liuzza

"Some experts think as many as 10 percent of all children and half of those who are obese may suffer from it, but note that few are given the simple blood test that can signal its presence"...This statement suggests there's a test for FLD-- please let us know what you think the writer is referring to?

Dr. Galati

No. Fatty liver is a specific condition where fat in the liver triggers inflammation. Elevated liver tests reflect inflammation. This can be due to many different causes.

H. Janette Norton

Are elevated liver enzymes the same as "fatty liver"?

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