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The Prevalence of Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase Levels Meeting Clinical Action Thresholds in Children with Obesity in Primary Care Practice

Using a clinically actionable threshold for alanine aminotransferase to define suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in US children with obesity, the risk of suspected nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was highest for Asian and Hispanic race/ethnicity, male sex, and severe obesity.

Authors: Wu, Stephanie J; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Schwimmer, Jeffrey B; Yu, Elizabeth L; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Greenspan, Louise C; Lo, Joan C

J Pediatr. 2022 01;240:280-283. Epub 2021-09-23.

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