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Current level of evidence on causal association between Hepatitis C virus and type 2 diabetes: A review
Publication date: Available online 2 December 2016 Source:Journal of Advanced Research Author(s): Giacomo Gastaldi, Nicolas Goossens, Sophie Clément, Francesco Negro The association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been known for over 20 years. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have shown a higher prevalence and incidence, respectively, of T2D in patients with chronic HCV infection. HCV induces glucose metabolism alterations mostly interfering with the insulin signalling chain in hepatocytes, although extrahepatic mechanisms seem to contribute. Both IR and T2D accelerate the ...
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - December 3, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: research