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Genetic Breakthroughs— Their Implications for You and Your Health (Collection) by Greg Gibson, Haig H. Kazazian Jr., Moyra Smith, Nicholas Wright Gillham

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3. Not so thrifty diabetes genes

jackie and ella Up to a third of the world’s population may be diabetic by the next century, and it can afflict just about anyone.

the pathology of diabetes There are two major types of diabetes, both due to lost regulation of blood glucose by insulin.

type 1 diabetes The rare form of diabetes arises because a child’s own body destroys the pancreatic cells that make insulin.

an epidemic genetic disease Fast foods and sedentary lifestyles add up to a whole lot of extra pounds and burgeoning diabetes risk.

genetics of obesity Hundreds of genes contribute to whether a person is likely to put on weight more than average.

type 2 diabetes Several alleles have recently been identified that promote diabetes in Caucasians, ...

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