Type 2 diabetes incidence '30 times greater' for children wi
Researchers reported an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, highlighting the need for targeted prevention and screening. There is a growing public health crisis as children with diabetes mature into adults with diabetes. The T2D incidence rate in children with NAFLD was 3,000 new cases per 100,000 person-years at risk, which equated to “one in every six children” developing T2D by the end of the study. Researchers also reported that female sex ) and higher BMI z-score were associated with an increased risk for T2D. More severe histologic liver disease, including steatosis grade, ballooning grade, and fibrosis stage were also linked to a higher risk of developing T2D.

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