Warning over child liver disease risk

As many as half a million children in England could be at risk of developing life-threatening liver disease because they are overweight, according to a health adviser.

Professor Martin Lombard, England's National Clinical Director for Liver Disease, says a culture of over-eating and little exercise means up to 500,000 four to 11-year-olds could have too much fat in their livers.

Professor Lombard says the biggest risk factor for "fatty liver disease" is being overweight.

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