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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in childhood obesity as an increasing problem

August 23-24, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

Mehmet Emre Atabek

Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

Keynote: J Obes Eat Disord

DOI: 10.21767/2471-8203-C1-001


Pediatric liver disease is a serious complication of childhood obesity. The growing obesity epidemic is believed to be a main character of the rising prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. NAFLD refers to a spectrum of hepatic pathologies ranges from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver. It is generally related with obesity and associated with generally metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, a cardiovascular disease risk. In this presentation, we discuss the current status of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in childhood obesity.


Mehmet Emre Atabek has completed his Ph.D from Erciyes University and Postdoctoral studies from Selcuk University School of Meram Medicine. He is the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology, a premier pediatric endocrinolgy and diabetology service organization. He has published more than 120 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute. He has been interested in searching metabolic problems of obese children in most of his articles. His articles have been cited more than 1100 citations by another article in Web of Science so far. He continues to work as Head of the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Necmettin Erbakan University.