Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 22nd, 2008
The researchers have identified a gene involved in the way the body responds to the 24 hour day-night cycle that is strongly linked to high blood sugar levels and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The results of the genome-wide association scan are published in Nature Genetics.
"We have extremely strong, incontrovertible evidence that the gene encoding melatonin receptor 1B is associated with...
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