Everest trek shows how some people get type 2 diabetes

April 15, 2014 7:17 AM

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Everest trek shows how some people get type 2 diabetes

Scientists have gained new insights into the molecular process of how some people get type II diabetes, which could lead to new ways of preventing people from getting the condition.

The research, led by the University of Southampton and UCL, which took place on Mount Everest, assessed the mechanisms by which low oxygen levels in the body – known as hypoxia – are associated with the development of insulin resistance.

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