Investigation of Blood Betatrophin Levels in Obese Children with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


BATTAL F. , Turkon H. , AYLANÇ N. , AYLANÇ H. , Yildirim S. , KAYMAZ N. , ...More

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY HEPATOLOGY & NUTRITION, vol.21, no.2, pp.111-117, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5223/pghn.2018.21.2.111
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY HEPATOLOGY & NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-117
  • Keywords: Betatrophin, Child, Obesity, Liver, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, CIRCULATING LEVELS, GLUCOSE, ADOLESCENTS, PREVALENCE, METABOLISM

Abstract

Purpose: The prevalence of obesity has significantly increased among children and adolescents worldwide and is becoming an important health care problem in parallel with the increased prevalence of obesity pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Betatrophin is a newly define hormone that is commonly secreted by liver and plays role in glucose tolerance. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum betatrophin levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children.