NAFLD and Diabetes: Indian Perspective and Management


Dr Anoop Misra, New Delhi    31 January 2018

  1. syndrome; occurs in about 1/3rd of urban individuals.
  2. Indians are highly predisposed to develop NAFLD associated with insulin resistance. It is not an innocuous condition; closely associated with diabetes, CVD, cirrhosis of liver and even liver cancers.
  3. Presence of NAFLD poses difficulty in managing diabetes.
  4. Best treatment remains weight loss; achieved by any means: diet, exercise, drugs.
  5. Some drugs ameliorate NAFLD: Vitamin E, pioglitazone and GLP-1 receptor agonists, etc.

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