New genes affect the blood glucose

Publié par happy-diet lundi 18 janvier 2010

New genes affect the blood glucose

WASHINGTON: A group of scientists found Americans, Australians and Europeans recently discovered 9 new genes affecting the rates of blood glucose, and another in the rate of insulin.

The magazine "Nature Genetics" in the electronic version that these new discoveries will contribute to a better understanding of the nature of the organization of glucose in the blood.

And participated in the study, 122 thousand people out of non-Caucasian people with diabetes to reach these new genes.

The belief prevailing prior to this study is that there are only 16 genes in control of glucose, and two others controlled the levels of insulin.

The results of this research has opened new horizons for the study through metabolic, were not known before, affect the organization of glucose in blood.

The latest statistics indicate that diabetes causes every 30 seconds in the loss of a person's limbs and the death of 4 million people annually, as well as injuring one person every 10 seconds in this disease.

It is noteworthy that among the symptoms of diabetes first and second constant desire to urinate, thirst, weight loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and sometimes evolve to be sustained a dead feeling in the limbs and abdominal pain, blurred vision, impotence and slow recovery of the wounds.

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