The findings offer new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for fatty-liver induced diabetes

 Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, have unravelled the biochemical relationship between fatty liver disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This understanding enables newer techniques to diagnose the risk of Diabetes among people with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The findings of this research also offer new therapeutic pathways to control or even reverse fatty liver-induced diabetes.

This research is important for India because the prevalence of NAFLD is rapidly increasing in the country and recent surveys show that 40% of Indian adults suffer from it. NAFLD is often associated with Type 2 Diabetes, with nearly 50 million Indian adults having both diseases.

The findings of the research have been published in the Journal Diabetes. The paper has been authored by Dr. Prosenjit Mondal, Associate Professor, School of Biosciences and Bioengineeringalong with his scholars Ms. Surbhi Dogra, Ms. Priya Rawat, Dr. P Vineeth Daniel and In collaboration with Dr. Partha Chakrabarti from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, Dr. Debajyoti Das, Mr Sujay K. Maity, Mr Avishek Paul along with Dr. Dr. Kausik Das,and Dr. Souveek Mitra from IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.

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