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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
At Boston Children's Hospital, we take a multidisciplinary approach to the care of children with NAFLD. Our Center for Childhood Liver Disease is one of the few centers with a dedicated team of specialists who are board-certified in pediatric hepatology.
There is no simple cure for NAFLD, so our focus is to prevent the disease from getting worse by:
Some early studies suggest that vitamin E, an antioxidant, may have some benefit. However, it should not be seen as a substitute for weight loss, healthy eating, and physical activity.
Other specialists in the hospital can also help manage your child's NAFLD. Dietitians in our Nutrition Department can work with you and your child to develop an appropriate diet plan that is specific to his likes and needs. Our doctors may refer your child to a specialist in the Preventive Cardiology Clinic's lipid program for help with cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Under certain circumstances we may also recommend discussing surgical options for weight loss with the hospital's Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”