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Pediatric growth charts track growth in infants, children and adolescents. While children can go through brief periods where they gain or lose a little weight, if children don't gain weight or grow well, they may be diagnosed with failure to thrive.
On the other end of the nutrition spectrum are children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This occurs when too much fat is stored in the liver and can cause problems for the liver’s normal functioning.
This edition of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast features an #AskMayoMom episode, which is hosted by Dr. Angela Mattke, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center. To discuss the nutrition spectrum in children, Dr. Mattke is joined by Dr. Dana Steien, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Sara Hassan, a pediatric gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist at Mayo Clinic.