Scientists discuss in 'Hepatitis C virus directly associates with insulin resistance independent of the visceral fat area in nonobese and nondiabetic patients' new findings in obesity and diabetes. According to recent research published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis, "'Insulin resistance (IR) is known to be associated with the visceral adipose tissue area. Elucidation of the relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) and IR is of great clinical relevance, because IR promotes liverfibrosis."
"In this study, we tested the hypothesis that HCV infection by itself may promote IR. We prospectively evaluated 47 patients with chronic HCV infection who underwent...
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