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Scientists believe a blood test could help detect type 2 diabetes early


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Old 11-22-2012, 13:20   #1
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A blood test could identify those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes up to ten years in advance, according to new study that links a protein called SFRP4 with the risk of developing the condition. Researchers at the Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC) in Sweden found that those with above average levels of the [...]

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So why haven't the researchers followed the finding of increased protein to its source? What is the root cause? They say chronic inflammation but, again, what is the root cause?

Seems to me they found a point where money could be made off of a pill used to block this protein buildup and called it quits.

In my line of work, if you don't find the true root cause of a problem you get in trouble, here they'll make a pill and make gobs of money for some company when something as simple as dietary changes will work all because they didn't continue their research to find the true root cause.

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A blood test could identify those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes up to ten years in advance, according to new study that links a protein called SFRP4 with the risk of developing the condition. Researchers at the Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC) in Sweden found that those with above average levels of the [...]

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