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Researchers from the University of Florida at Gainesville recently examined the metabolic profiles of people with type 2 diabetes who also had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study examined 154 obese patients, with and without type 2 diabetes, in the hopes of finding out the consequences of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Findings showed that when diabetes was present along with hepatic steatosis, metabolic profiles worsened progressively. This resulted in greater insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hyperinsulinemia.
The unfavorable metabolic profile that can be linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) highlights the importance of identifying and treating this population as soon as possible for the most favorable outcomes.
These findings were published in Diabetes Care on February 9, 2016.