Scientists at Brunel University in London said that the risk of diabetes is affected liver and pancreas size. Adipose tissue content in organs also affects the risk of disease. The results of the study are published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Scientists claim that a 5 percent increase in fat in the liver and pancreas was associated with a 27 percent risk of diabetes.
Increases in liver volume and adipose tissue content are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus… An increase in the amount of fat in the pancreas has also been associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes.
But the volume of the pancreas can affect the risk of type 1 diabetes, scientists say.
The study adds that people with a genetically determined small volume of the pancreas are also at risk.
Diabetes is the generic term for chronic endocrine diseases associated with polyuria (excessive urine output). Diabetes mellitus is divided into two types. In type 1 diabetes, the body cannot make insulin. In type 2 diabetes, metabolic processes and the use of insulin are impaired in the body.