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Table 3 Comparison of the two cohorts used in the manuscript. Fenland and the National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) are UK prospective cohort studies. Fenland ( investigates the interaction between environmental and genetic factors in determining obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. NSHD ( is a British birth cohort study investigating the social and biological factors that affect lifelong health, ageing and the development of chronic disease risk

From: Hepatic steatosis risk is partly driven by increased de novo lipogenesis following carbohydrate consumption

  Analysis of the sub-cohort of Fenland NSHD
Individuals (n) 1507 1701
Hepatic steatosis assessed by ultrasound (n) 901 Not determined
Hepatic steatosis assessed by Fatty Liver Index (n) 1507 Not determined
Women (%) 55.8 52.1
Age (years) 45 ± 7 62 ± 2
Fasting blood triglyceride (mM) 1.22 ± 0.84 1.08 ± 0.10
BMI (kg/m2) 27.0 ± 4.8 27.6 ± 4.5