Type 2 diabetes risk in women differs with IGF-axis protein types

Women whose baseline levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 were in the top quintile were five times less likely than those in the bottom quintile to develop type 2 diabetes, while high levels of IGFBP-1 were associated with a threefold drop in diabetes risk, a study in Diabetes found. Researchers also noted a positive link between IGFBP-3 and diabetes onset.

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IGF-axis proteins varied risk for type 2 diabetes in women - Endocrine Today

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