Diabetes doubles risks from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study shows cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are the main concerns

People with type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have double the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma of patients without diabetes, according to a large European study.

CT scan showing liver cancer

UK researches studied data on 18 million Europeans from four countries, to investigate the odds that people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — or the more-advanced disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) — would develop cirrhosis or liver cancer.

After accounting for age, smoking, and body