Study sheds light on higher kidney risk in women with diabetes

09/16/2013 | Yahoo

Female type 1 diabetes patients who carry a genetic variant on chromosome 2 were nearly twice as likely as those without the variant to develop kidney failure, according to a study to be published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers also found the genetic variant was located near a gene for a factor that interacts with the estrogen receptor, which may explain why the variant was linked to higher odds of kidney failure in women but not in men.

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