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Dr. Galati recently reported for News Radio 740 KTRH the importance of breakfast in children heading off to school. Here is the transcript of the podcast that can be listened to.

School will be starting in the next couple of weeks, and now is the time to begin thinking about your students health and what you need to do to have a healthy and productive school year.

A health breakfast is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Never allow your child to skip or skimp on breakfast-especially the girls. A nutritious breakfast including some of these foods items is the goal, and includes:

fresh fruits, fruit juice, eggs, oatmeal, whole grain toast, yogurt, a glass of milk, a small serving of chicken or turkey, reduced sugar cold cereals, and peanut butter will give your child a great start for the day.

Study after study show that children that start the school day with a poor quality, high sugar load breakfast perform worse, and feel bad through the day. A bowl of Coco Pebbles and a coke is not that way to start the day.

If you and your child are not used to this kind of breakfast, there is time now to start experimenting, seeing what your child will like. Preparing breakfast the night before may make the morning less hectic.

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

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