The Genetics of Liver Fat (GoLF): Contributions of Genes and Liver Fat to Diabetes Risk in Mexican Americans
Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States, and Latinos are at higher risk. The liver plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. At the University of Southern California (USC), we are seeking participants for an ongoing study to investigate how differences in your genes impact liver fat levels, and how these levels affect diabetes risk. We want to improve the understanding of diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver disease, and work toward developing better ways to treat and prevent these diseases.
This is a collaborative study between Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) and the University of Southern California (USC), sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Over 100 million adults in the U.S. are living
with diabetes or prediabetes, and Latinos are at higher risk than other groups. Participate in the USC Genetics of Liver Fat Study (GoLF) today and let's work together towards better solutions for treatment and prevention!
Keywords: Diabetes Type 2, Fatty Liver Disease, Blood Sugar, Mexican, Mexican-American, Genes
University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus, 2250 Alcazar St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
- Men & Women
Glucose Tolerance Tests
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Body Composition Scan
Participants will be compensated for each study visit
There are no medical costs to participants
- 18 years or older
- Mexican or Mexican-American
- Not diabetic
For questions about this study, contact:
- Dr. Enrique Trigo
- University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus, 2250 Alcazar St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
- (323) 313-2741
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