Department of Veterans Affairs  •   Puget Sound Health Care System  •  American Lake & Seattle

University of Washington Diabetes Research Group

Study Name: Insulin resistance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Do I qualify for the study?

You qualify if you have the following:

  • Fatty liver diagnosed by your doctor
  • Age 18-80
  • Able to take daily medication and come to Seattle for all study visits and procedures (12 days total)

You do not qualify if you have any of the following:

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Diabetes on medications
  • Drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day
  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Significant weight loss in the past 6 months (>5%)
  • Serious medical conditions such as:
    • heart disease or history of congestive heart failure
    • abnormal kidney function
    • anemia
    • gallstones
    • cancer
    • retinopathy
    • other serious medical illness
  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding or planning pregnancy
  • Any of the following medications:
    • medications to treat diabetes
    • gemfibrozil, fenofibrate, niacin
    • anti-HIV medications
    • atypical antipsychotics (such as zyprexa or quetiapine)
    • sertraline
    • coumadin
    • nitrates
    • estrogen, tamoxifen
    • steroids such as prednisone
    • amiodarone
    • accutane
    • ursodeoxycholic acid, betaine, milk thistle.

study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Kristina Utzschneider, MD 206-277-3568