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Adiponectin Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Posted Jul 08 2009 9:56am
Adiponectin, produced in fat cells, is a protein that exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Therefore, it should be "anti-diabetic". It has now been suggested that subjects with higher levels of adiponectin do have a reduced rate of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers say the finding may help explain why obesity alone does not completely explain diabetes risk. The results are also in line with previous research that showed obese mice with high adiponectin levels were more sensitive to insulin than other obese mice and had lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes.

Data from 13 international studies,including 15,000 subjects, led to the finding of this relationship and adiponectin is being considered as one of the "strongest and most consistent biochemical predictors of type 2 diabetes".

No, it's not available as a "prescription" and you can't just "go out and buy it". Research will now target how adiponectin levels might be modified in individuals.

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