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Skin problems in diabetic patients can damage the liver. Skin Trouble a Sign of Liver Damage in Diabetic Indians, Says Study. . News

This skin problem is called Acanthosis Nigricans. It is usually found in people who have the problem of insulin resistance. Apart from the back of the neck, it can also occur in the armpits, elbows, knees and waist.

The study, published in the journal “Primary Care Diabetes,” found that “acanthosis nigricans is associated with an increased risk of liver fat and fibrosis (signs of liver damage) in Asians of Indian origin with type 2 diabetes,” researchers said. There can be an easily recognizable mark for placement. This allows it to be detected and treated at an early stage.”

This study is important because a large number of people in India develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Anup Mishra, co-author of the study and Executive Chairman and Director (Diabetes and Endocrinology), Fortis C-Doc Hospital, says, “In this study conducted on patients with type 2 diabetes, we found that acanthosis nigricans and liver There is a direct link between fat accumulation and fibrosis (a sign of liver damage).”

For the study, the team examined 300 people who had type 2 diabetes and some of whom had the problem of acanthosis nigricans. Researchers found that this skin problem was more common in women, overweight or obese people, and people with a family history of type 2 diabetes.

(IANS)

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