Why diabetes prone to fatty liver?

By | July 9, 2017

Why diabetes prone to fatty liver?


Fatty liver is one of the common complications of diabetes, the incidence is about 50%.

Patients with type I diabetes less fatty liver, the incidence was only 4.5%, due to lack of insulin to enhance catabolism of fat, lipoprotein synthesis reduced, so that increased blood fatty acids, resulting in hyperlipidemia and fatty liver.

Also, 50% -80% of patients with type II diabetes are obese, with high plasma insulin levels and increased unesterified fatty acids in blood, which accumulate in the liver and form fatty liver.

The degree of hepatic steatosis and the severity of obesity are closely related to eating too much fat or sugar, limiting calorie intake, lower body weight, liver fat infiltration will be reduced.