'Jack Spratt' diabetes gene identified

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 15:31 in Health & Medicine

It has long been hypothesized that Type 2 diabetes in lean people is more "genetically driven." A new study has for the first time demonstrated that lean Type 2 diabetes patients have a larger genetic disposition to the disease than their obese counterparts. The study has also identified a new genetic factor associated only with lean diabetes sufferers.

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