Gene mutation for insulin reaction could be diabetes risk factor

03/12/2010 | HealthDay News

U.S. research suggests that a genetic mutation affecting how some people respond to the smell and taste of food could contribute to the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists found that mice that lacked a molecule called ankyrin B responded less to stimuli that should cause the body to produce insulin automatically and had a measurable effect on blood sugar levels.

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