Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

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Genetic Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

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In the most comprehensive look at genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes to date, a U.S. Finnish team has identified at least four new genetic variants associated with increased risk of diabetes and confirmed existence of another six.

The findings of the three groups, published simultaneously today in the online edition of the journal Science, boost to at least 10 the number of genetic variants confidently associated with increased susceptibility to type 2 diabetes

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