Study IDs new type 2 diabetes marker

11/7/2012 | Medical News Today

People who have above-average levels of SFRP4 protein in their blood have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with those with below-average levels, research published in Cell Metabolism found. The findings suggest SFRP4, which has a part in inflammatory processes, may serve as a marker for diabetes risk and may lead to the development of new diabetes treatments, researchers said.

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