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NAFLD raises diabetes risk in adults without obesity, study finds

Adults with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease but without obesity were at an increased risk of developing diabetes, according to findings in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. South Korean researchers used a cohort of 70,303 adults with a body mass index of less than 25 kg/m2, ages at least 20, and found that men in the highest quartile of liver fibrosis and insulin resistance were at a higher risk of diabetes.

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