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Diabetes learned to detect 19 years before the first symptoms

According to scientists, 5,300 patients from Sweden and Finland, as well as Italy and the UK were studied. All participants had high levels of the protein follistatin, which breaks down fat in adipose tissue, resulting in the accumulation of lipids in the liver, leading to non-alcoholic hepatosis. In this case, the level of follistatin is controlled by the regulatory protein glucokinase. In turn, this triggers the processes that affect the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Experts noted in the study report that it is possible to predict the development of diabetes based on the method they proposed 19 years before the onset of the disease.

“We found that high blood levels of follistatin predict disease onset up to 19 years of age, regardless of other risk factors such as age, body mass index, blood glucose, diet and physical activity.” – emphasized Marinis.

In the future, the researchers want to develop a device for determining the level of follistatin and predicting diabetes.

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