Developing Diabetes Strongly Associated with a Fatty Liver

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that a patient diagnosed with fatty liver found on an ultrasound exam strongly predicts the  likelihood of  developing  diabetes type 2 in 5 years .

Over 11,000 patients were followed for 5 years . They compared patients with high insulin resistance with and without a fatty liver.  Those who had a fatty liver were also found to have  other risk factors like  high triglyceride and  glucose levels,  lower HDL cholesterol, excess weight, and hypertension.

They found that even in otherwise healthy individuals, those with a fatty liver found on ultrasound is an independent risk factor  for  developing  diabetes type 2 in 5 years.

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