Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Molecule Linked to Diabetes Risk

A study, supported in part by the American Heart Association (AHA) and  National Institutes of Health, has identified a biomarker that could predict the onset of Type 2 diabetes up to 12 years in advance. Robert Gerszten, MD, director of clinical and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, followed 1,937 participants over a 12 year period and found that those with elevated levels of 2-aminoadipic acid (2-AAA) were most at risk in developing Type 2 diabetes. According to the AHA, the strong link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease makes diabetes one of the seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Learn more about the study

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