Higher Fibrosis Progression Rate in NAFLD Patients With Diabetes
Among people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the fibrosis progression rate was higher among those who also had diabetes, according to new findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
NAFLD patients with type 2 diabetes progressed by one stage about every 6 years, compared with one stage about every 8 years among patients without diabetes, said Daniel Huang, MBBS, a visiting scholar at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) NAFLD Research Center and a transplant hepatologist at National University Hospital in Singapore.
@atharva Huang and colleagues conducted a multicenter, multiethnic prospective cohort study within the NASH Clinical Research Network consortium to examine the fibrosis progression rate and the fibrosis regression rate among patients with or without diabetes. The study included adult participants at eight sites across the United States who had biopsy-confirmed NAFLD and available paired liver biopsies that were at least 1 year apart.