What is it about?
Asians develop type 2 diabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI) compared with other races, which is partly because of Asian-specific fat depots. Sex plays a role in fat deposition, regardless of race. This retrospective cohort study aimed to investigate the association among fatty liver, sex and type 2 diabetes in non-obese Japanese.
Photo by Hush Naidoo Jade Photography on Unsplash
Why is it important?
Our findings suggest the association between fatty liver and type 2 diabetes in non-obese Asians is different by sex; fatty liver increases diabetes risk among male, not female, non-obese Asians.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Sex differences in the association between fatty liver and type 2 diabetes incidence in non‐obese Japanese: A retrospective cohort study, Journal of Diabetes Investigation, February 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jdi.13496.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page