According to diabetes news, the size of fat cells could predict type 2 diabetes risk amongst women. The new discovery, made by a team of researchers from Swede, was published online in the FASEB journal. The research could help to explain why women of standard weight sometimes develop type 2 diabetes with few underlying risk factors.
Associate professor Malin Lon, the co-author of the study, reportedly commented: “Increased knowledge of the link between enlarged fat cells and the development of type 2 diabetes may give rise to new preventive and therapeutic alternatives. Our research also identifies the ratio waist-to-height, waist circumference divided by body height, as a simple tool that can be used to identify women at risk of developing type 2 diabetes .”
The data utilized was recorded in the Prospective Study of Women In Gothenburg, performed in Sweden. Gerald Weismann of the FASEB journal was reported as commenting: “Despite notions to the contrary, size does matter to women—at least when it comes to her fat cells, her waist-to-height-ratio and her risk for type 2 diabetes . This is a remarkable study that should lead to preventive measures for this most common of serious diseases.”

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