NAFLD: Even low alcohol intake linked to raised risk of diabetes
People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes even when they consume light amounts of alcohol compared with abstaining, a study suggests.
Researchers followed more than 7000 Chinese men, including some 1800 with NAFLD, who underwent annual health system checkups between 2009 and 2018.
They included 243 men with type 2 diabetes at baseline and 630 who developed type 2 diabetes during more than 45,000 person-years of follow-up.
Compared with non-drinkers without NAFLD, the risk of