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Country of birth modifies the association of fatty liver index with insulin action in Middle Eastern immigrants to Sweden.

  • Louise Bennet
  • Leif Groop
  • Paul Franks
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 66-74
Publication/Series: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume: 110
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a strong risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of NAFLD varies across populations of different ethnic backgrounds but the prevalence in Middle Eastern populations, which are at high risk of type 2 diabetes, is largely unknown. Using fatty liver index (FLI) as a proxy for NAFLD the aim was to calculate the odds of NAFLD (FLI≥70) given country of origin and further to investigate the associations between ISI and FLI.


  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • Family Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 1872-8227
Paul Franks
E-mail: paul [dot] franks [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Principal investigator

Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

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