Genetic Mutation May Help Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

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A rare genetic mutation may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, even in overweight individuals. In this mutation, a gene used by pancreas cells where insulin is made is destroyed; individuals produce slightly more insulin and have slightly lower blood glucose levels over the course of their lifetime. It is the first time that a gene-destroying mutation has shown to be beneficial in diabetes research. Pfizer and Amgen have announced plans to develop medications that mimic the gene mutation.

Genetic Mutation May Help Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes
Genetic Mutation May Help Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes
A new study based on genetic testing of 150,000 people has found a rare mutation that protects even fat people from getting Type 2 diabetes. Already Pfizer, which helped finance the study, and Amgen, which owns a company whose data played a key role in the research, are starting programs aimed ...

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