Experts ID gene associated with increased diabetes risk

01/30/2012 | Google

People who carry any of the four rare mutations in the MT2 gene, which allows the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin to work, had a sixfold greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Nature Genetics. Mutations in the gene may disrupt the link between the body's internal clock and the release of insulin.

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