Certain blood proteins predict diabetes in women

04/28/2004 | USA Today · MSNBC

A study involving blood tests on 32,826 women found the blood proteins linked with artery damage can also predict diabetes as much as eight years before the disease is diagnosed. The study found the women with the highest initial levels of the protein E-selectin were five times more likely to develop diabetes than women with the lowest levels of the protein, and higher levels of two other proteins, ICAM-1 and VCAM-1, where also linked with higher diabetes risk.

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