Study links hormone to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

10/25/2011 | Endocrine Today

Each increase of one standard deviation in log-transformed N-terminal fragment of pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, a hormone that maintains cardiovascular function, reduced type 2 diabetes risk by 21%, according to an analysis of a case-cohort study in PLoS Medicine. However, more studies are needed to back the findings, researchers said.

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