Estimating the Race/Ethnic-Specific Association Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, and the Role of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

May 29, 2020
12:30 to 2:00pm
Zoom meeting

One in seven U.S. adults has type 2 diabetes, and it is projected that type 2 diabetes may affect as many as one in three adults by the year 2050. This disease disproportionately affects U.S. ethnic minorities. Obesity is a strong risk factor for type 2 diabetes, and part of this effect is hypothesized to be due to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the extent to which obesity acts on the development of type 2 diabetes through NAFLD is unknown. This dissertation talk will focus on estimating the race/ethnic-specific obesity-diabetes association and describe the extent to which these relationships are mediated through NAFLD.


SPEAKER: Luis A. Rodriquez, MPH, RD, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology and Translational Science 


Event Type: 
PhD Program Sponsored Seminar