NAFLD: Even low alcohol intake linked to raised risk of diabetes

Chinese study shows different effects of alcohol depending on liver disease status
Reuters Health Staff writer
men drinking beer

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.