Debbie Schlussel

Diabetes: Who Gets It?

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Japanese research could lead to oral diabetes treatment

Age: Young people get diabetes, but it is common in older people. Weight: People of average weight can get diabetes, but it is common in overweight people. That is not to say that all overweight people have diabetes. Sedentary people are at risk of getting diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes According to research , type 1 diabetes that affects children occurs equally among males and females but is more common in whites than in nonwhites.
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RELATED: THE DAILY CHECKUP: DIABETES IN AMERICA “More research needs to be done on adiponectin as it is a multi-potent hormone that could prevent cancer, arterial stiffening and many other problems — a firefighter or goalkeeper in the body, so to speak,” Matsuzawa said. “There also could be another approach aimed at increasing production of adiponectin itself as it derives from fat cells,” he said. As the study proceeds, “we will see whether the approach to invigorate the hormone receptor could outstrip the effect of self-made adiponectin”, said Matsuzawa, who heads Sumitomo Hospital in Osaka. According to the World Health Organisation, around 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.
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