2013/06/11

Fatty liver disease contributes to the development of diabetes.



The accumulation of fat in liver cells may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of the amount of fat in the body and other parts of the insulin concentration.Fatty liver occurs in about one-third of the adult population. In some cases, this disease leads to irreversible liver damage or liver failure. Fatty liver disease (ZHBP) is often associated with alcoholic liver disease, but it can also occur for other reasons.
Investigators argue that fatty liver is often appears simultaneously with other risk factors of diabetes, such as obesity and insulin resistance, so physicians difficult to determine whether ZHBP itself a risk marker for diabetes.Scientists conducted the study in Korea with the participation of 11,091 adults. The levels of insulin and liver function were measured at baseline in 2003 and then again five years later.At baseline, 27% of the participants suffered from fatty infiltration of the liver, as shown by ultrasound. Nearly two-thirds of them also were overweight or obese. As a result, the researchers found that 4% of people with ZHBP developed type 2 diabetes compared with 1% in those who did not suffer ZHBP.After adjusting for insulin resistance in the beginning of the study, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes still remained high. Furthermore, regardless of insulin resistance in early studies ZHBP people had more risk factors for diabetes such as high blood glucose and disruption of normal cholesterol levels.