Epigenomic alterations contribute to obesity-associated diabetes

Posted by on June 6, 2016 3:15 pm
Categories: health

Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. In a new study, researchers have identified epigenomic alterations that are associated with inflammation and type 2 diabetes. The findings help to explain how alterations of the epigenome during the progression of obesity can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes.

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