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Survivors of childhood liver transplant at risk of becoming ‘skinny fat’

Survivors of childhood liver transplant at risk of becoming ‘skinny fat’

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term. Findings published in Liver Transplantation , a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that the recipients’ return to normal weight post-transplant was due to an increase in fat mass as body cell mass remained low, indicating a slim body composition with little lean muscle mass or “skinny fat.” Children with end-stage liver disease may be malnourished due to inadequate food consumption, abnormal absorption of nutrients, or excessive increase in metabolism (hypermetabolic state) Continue┬áreading

Israeli jailed for US organ sales

Israeli jailed for US organ sales

11 July 2012 Last updated at 22:24 ET An Israeli convicted of arranging US kidney transplants for profit has been given a two-and-a-half-year sentence. Continue reading