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  • Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:39 PM

New Research Can Tell Your Susceptibility To Diabetes

By Missing Peace

By Or Shmueli, NoCamels.


Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided the first proof of molecular risk factors leading to type 2 diabetes, providing an “early warning” sign that could lead to new approaches to treating this and other human disease conditions.

Despite extensive research on the molecular basis for the difference in susceptibility between individuals to common diseases, the subject is still poorly understood. A prime example of this is type 2 diabetes (T2D), a very widespread human disorder.

What is it that characterizes the susceptibility to this disease? Epigenetic variations – which are small molecular marks superimposed on the DNA structure – have been frequently hypothesized to modify predisposition, but direct evidence was missing.

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