Liver fat has a stronger association with risk factors for type 2 diabetes in African-American compared with Hispanic adolescents.

@article{Alderete2013LiverFH,
  title={Liver fat has a stronger association with risk factors for type 2 diabetes in African-American compared with Hispanic adolescents.},
  author={Tanya L Alderete and Claudia M Toledo-Corral and Preeya Desai and Marc J. Weigensberg and Michael i. Goran},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 9},
  pages={3748-54}
}
CONTEXT Although overweight and obese African-Americans (AAs) have less visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and liver fat (LF) than Hispanics, they have a similar risk for type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE We examined ethnic differences in the association between VAT and LF with risk factors for type 2 diabetes to help explain this paradox. DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional study in an academic pediatric care facility. SUBJECTS Subjects were overweight and obese AA (n = 131; 15.5 ± 3.3 years old… CONTINUE READING
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