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Fatty liver and diabetes

Patient: How does a fatty liver increase the risk of a person developing type 2 diabetes?

 

 

Doctor: While fatty liver may not directly increase ones risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it may lead to increased risk of hy perlipidemia ( high cholesterol ) , obesity which may then increase the risk for diabetes. There is not clear explaniation as to why this occurs.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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