Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Newly discovered biomarker can predict diabetes onset

About 15 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes, which is considered a major risk factor for heart disease. Robert Gerszten, MD, director of clinical and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, discusses his new study that identifies a biomarker that can predict diabetes risk up to 10 years before the onset of the disease. Dr. Gerszten explains that by using this new technique in the future, physicians may be able to identify patients who have the disease, allowing them to live healthier lives. Watch Dr. Gerszten discuss the study and what it means for patients

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