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Greenland gene mutation discovery will shed light on type 2 diabetes

A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes has been discovered. And [s]BBC News[/s] reports, [b]Danish[/b] scientists say the gene mutation, found in the population of [b]Greenland[/b], will give clues to the different causes of the condition. The research adds to evidence genetics plays a role in the chances of developing diabetes. Other factors included lifestyle, with obesity and a bad diet increasing risks. Several susceptibility genes have been linked with diabetes, meaning that if an individual is carrying one of these genes they face a greater risk of developing diabetes.

[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27886184]Full BBC News report[/link]
[link url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13425.html]Nature article preview[/link]

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