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Diabetes increasingly is becoming one of America’s most dangerous diseases. Many die every year from diabetes-related complications including heart attack and stroke.
Broad Institute researchers and collaborators harness whole-exome sequencing in study of 4,000 Latin Americans; reveal gene variant of strong effect that might guide treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
Type 2 diabetes may be associated with brain degeneration.
A massive new study from a team of international researchers has identified mutations in a gene that can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – regardless of risk factors such as old age and being overweight.
Despite having mild hyperglycemia for approximately 50 years, patients with a mutation in the gene encoding the enzyme glucokinase had a low prevalence of clinically significant vascular complications, findings that provide insights into the risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia.
Women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy face a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future.
The largest genetics study to date of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has identified new gene variants associated with risk for the common metabolic disease.
Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in the United States, with over 8 percent of the general population or more than 20 million people affected by it.