Genetic risk score IDs insulin resistance, change in IR

(HealthDay)—A genetic risk score based on 17 established insulin resistance (IR) variants and their effect sizes (weighted IR-GRS) is associated with IR at baseline and change in IR, but does not impact the effect of lifestyle ...

Nov 13, 2015
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New diabetes risk mechanism identified

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an unexpected effect from a gene known to increase diabetes risk. They assumed that the specific allele in the gene TCF7L2 which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, impairs insulin ...

Nov 12, 2015
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Researchers discover protein that causes pre-diabetes

The western world is getting fatter and this has resulted in the development of a relatively new disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is present in around 60 per cent of obese adults. The disease, ...

Oct 30, 2015
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Putting exercise under the microscope

According to the Centers for Disease Control, newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes have quadrupled since 1980, when 4.5 million cases were diagnosed, to 20.9 million in 2011.

Nov 11, 2015
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