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Paul Franks

Paul Franks

Principal investigator

Paul Franks

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

Author

  • Louise Bennet
  • Leif Groop
  • Paul Franks

Summary, in 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.

Department/s

  • Family Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

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

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Status

Published

Research group

  • Family Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1872-8227