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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 398297, 8 pages
Research Article

The Effect of Weight Loss on Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

1Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Agriculture Science 314 J, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children, 1319 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA

Received 2 April 2013; Accepted 30 April 2013

Academic Editors: A. Nakajima, C.-T. Shun, and A. A. te Velde

Copyright © 2013 David E. St-Jules et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The relationship between changes in body weight and body mass index (BMI), and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentrations were assessed in subjects with these measurements taken at time intervals of 1-4 months (58%), 5-8 months (32%), 9-12 months (23%), and beyond one year after the initial visit with the pediatric gastroenterologist (23%). Supplementary Table 1 presents a comparison of subjects who were included in these analyses (Figures 2 and 3) with those subjects who did not have follow-up data. As expected, subjects who were monitored over time tended to have higher baseline serum ALT concentrations. Body weight and BMI status did not appear to a major determinant of patient follow up, although subjects with data available in the 5-8 month time interval had significantly greater baseline body weight (p=0.024).

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