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 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


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.