Protein may forecast diabetes onset in older women

09/23/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Postmenopausal women with higher levels of the protein known as sex hormone binding globulin had increased physical activity, estrogen-replacement therapy use and coffee intake, while low levels of SHBG was linked to higher BMI in such patients, a study indicated. The results on the website of Clinical Chemistry suggest that the protein may serve as a marker for future diabetes risk in older women, researchers said.

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