Family history of diabetes may increase risk for NAFLD

Family history of diabetes may increase risk for NAFLD

People with a parent, sibling or child with diabetes have increased risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, regardless of their own glucose status, according to study findings.“The first-degree relatives of patients with diabetes share a common genetic background with patients with diabetes, which predisposes them to insulin secretion deficiency and asymptomatic insulin resistance at a young age,” Junping Wen, MD, chief physician of endocrinology at Fujian Provincial Hospital and professor at Fujian Medical University in China, and colleagues wrote.Read More

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