Fatty Liver (NAFLD)
Research & Innovation
For reasons that are not clear, children with neuropsychiatric disorders have a higher risk of having NAFLD. Christine Lee, MD, is trying to understand the basis of this link in an effort to understand this relationship and perhaps find a way to prevent NAFLD in these children. This may, in turn, highlight mechanisms for the treatment of NAFLD overall.
Nirav Desai, MD, another member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, will soon start to study the relationship between high serum lipids (fat), the use of medications called “statins,” and NAFLD.