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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2023, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040713.

Research Progress of Children NAFLD in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine


Zhang Lixia1, Cui Xiang2

Corresponding Author:
Cui Xiang

1Department of Hepatology, The First Clinical Medical College of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, 712406, China

2Department of Hepatology, Ankang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Seventh Clinical Medical College of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Ankang, 725000, China


With the continuous development of living standards, obese children are increasing day by day, and obesity is one of the risk factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children. Children with NAFLD have a higher risk of end-stage liver disease and a higher mortality rate. At present, the disease has become an increasingly serious public health problem, and it has a great impact on the health and prognosis of children in adulthood. Moreover, the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver in children is still in an unclear stage. Traditional Chinese medicine has unique advantages in treating this disease. Treating fatty liver with the thinking mode of syndrome differentiation and treatment may provide a new way for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver in children.


Children NAFLD; Prevalence status; Obesity; Chinese medicine; Treatment based on syndrome differentiation; Preventive treatment of disease

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Zhang Lixia, Cui Xiang. Research Progress of Children NAFLD in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 79-83. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040713.


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