Inflammation linked to diabetes

By Damaris Christensen, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

Signs of a chronic, low-grade inflammation precede the development of type II, or adult onset, diabetes, according to results from a nationwide study. The new finding could lead to earlier detection of those at risk of the disease.

"The results are persuasive evidence that inflammation is at least part of the cause of diabetes," says study coauthor Paul M. Ridker of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Type II diabetes occurs when people become resistant to their own insulin and can't regul...

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