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Diabetes clues found in south Asians

3rd December 2010

A study from a team at Glasgow University has found that people of south Asian origin are more prone to diabetes because of the way their muscles burn fat.

People from that region have muscles which do not burn fat as well as Europeans, which could raise diabetes risk by contributing to a poorer response to the hormone insulin. Following the report in the journal PLoS One, the charity Diabetes UK said researchers could now look at ways to boost fat-burning.

 

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