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Biological Markers May Predict Diabetes In Still-Healthy People

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Biological Markers

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Researchers have confirmed the role played by three particular molecules known as cytokines in causing Type 2 diabetes and have identified these molecules as early biological markers that may be used to more accurately predict future diabetes in healthy individuals.

Reporting in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, principal investigator Dr. Simin Liu, professor of epidemiology and medicine with a joint appointment at the UCLA School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and colleagues have identified three inflammatory cytokines, or messenger molecules