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Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness and is a factor in many lower-limb amputations and end-stage kidney disease. Researchers believe that the damage caused by diabetes is due to the breakdown of the main compound involved in the body's energy production. The breakdown leads to production of free radicals which then cause tissue damage.
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About: Possible cause of tissue damage in diabetics found
Date: 29 October 2004
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