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Aspirin may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese people

Boston researchers have found that obesity triggers a genetic trigger in the liver which causes low-level inflammation. This causes a reduction in the body's reduced ability to process insulin thus resulting in type 2 diabetes. This finding has led researchers to use drugs similar to aspirin to alleviate the inflammation and hence relieve the type 2 diabetes symptoms in mice. Human studies are currently being done.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Toronto Star

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About: Aspirin may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese people

Date: 31 January 2005

Source: Toronto Star

Author: Raja Mishra


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