Patients Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and NASH
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Posted on 6/14/18 6:20 AM
Several studies have investigated the impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but the diagnostic methods were variable. An Italian research team conducted a meta-analysis of studies assessing the association between the existence of NASH and the occurrence of diabetes. Only observational studies of more than 500 subjects with a duration of at least one year and in which NASH was diagnosed using imaging methods were selected.
The study analyzed 19 observational studies involving 296,439 subjects, including 30.1% with NASH and nearly 16,000 cases of diabetes. Patients with NAFLDhad a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not have NAFLD. Patients with severe NAFLD were also more likely to develop diabetes. This risk increased with ultrasonographic steatosis scores, but it appears to be even higher in patients with NAFLD and advanced fibrosis score.
In conclusion, NAFLD is significantly associated with a twofold increase in risk for developing type 2 diabetes. However, the fact that these studies are observational does not prove the causality of this relationship.
Sources: Mantovani A. et al. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 2018; 41: 372-382.
Do you have type-2 diabetes? If yes, share your story...
If no, are you concerned with developing type 2 diabetes? Do you do anything to reduce your risk of developing diabetes?
Beginning of the discussion - 1/18/19NASH is associated with a 2-fold increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes https://www.carenity.us/forum/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-nash/symptoms-and-complications-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/nash-is-associated-with-a-2fold-increase-in-the-risk-of-developing-type-2-diabetes-220
Posted on 1/18/19 1:47 AM
Hello members, I am tagging you in this discussion because I thought you may find this interesting in how research shows NASH is significantly associated with a doubling risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Do you have Type-2 Diabetes in addition to NASH? If not, were you aware of this association between NASH and Type-2 Diabetes? Do you do anything to reduce your risk of developing diabetes?
Posted on 1/18/19 3:20 AM
Posted on 1/18/19 9:47 PM
hello......as far as dieting not only watch the carbs also you might want to watch the calorie intake we are only allowed 1500 calories and also give you some insights on something apparently what i also found out is tylenol messes with the liver to and it raises the enzymes up so anyways this is what im doing for dieting cut back carbs and the calorie intake as well and also you might want to cut back off the fat intake to that might help is well
Posted on 1/23/19 6:51 AM
I want to know what you do about a fatty liver
Posted on 1/23/19 8:42 PM
basically Maetucker the only options that doctors gave me is diet and exercise
Posted on 7/16/19 3:37 AM
I do not have type 2 diabetes but am likely pre-diabetic now, but as with @sweetangel3738 I monitor greatly my diet and try to be as active as possible... weight is easily put on for me :/
I always started taking omega 3s.