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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Varient of Gene Invovled in Circadian Rhythm Associated with Elevated Fasting Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes

Page changed: You Did Not Eat Your Way to Diabetes.

Added reference to study which linked a gene abnormality involved with the secretion of melatonin and the regulation of the body clock with elevated fasting plasma glucose and increased prevalence of Type 2 diabetes.

Here's a link to the study: A variant near MTNR1B is associated with increased fasting plasma glucose levels and type 2 diabetes risk

There's an excellent translation of what it means translated into layman's terms at Science Daily:

Body Clock Linked to Diabetes And High Blood Sugar In New Genome-wide Study

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