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Targeting Cell Aging May Yield Diabetes Therapy

Targeting Cell Aging May Yield Diabetes Therapy

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Targeting how cells age may one day provide a significant therapy to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications. When patients with DM eat carbohydrates, not how much, may help them lower postprandial glucose and insulin levels. The heart muscle damage seen in DM may be a result of how a sugar and its enzyme affect muscle contractions. A genetic predisposition to obesity appears to raise the risk of type 2 DM.

 

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