1 in 10 children overall and 40% of obese children have fatty liver disease. As you may expect, this was a disease thought primarily to affect adult alcoholics. The disease has no detectable symptoms, but several factors like genetics, obesity, poor diet, and insulin resistance are thought to contribute to its occurrence in both children and adults. The standard treatment for fatty liver disease is to put it on a weight loss plan. Literally. One treats fatty liver disease in adults and children by reducing their weight and body mass index. A healthy lifestyle is the closest thing to a panacea for a variety of maladies, including fatty liver disease. The dangers and prevalence of obesity in America are vast and real, but that is a completely different post. Fatty liver disease, and its prevalence in children, is yet another reason the obesity epidemic needs to be addressed.