Diabetes Risk: Diabetes Risk may foreseen with blood test

Blood Sample in Test Tube
Blood Sample in Test Tube

Diabetes risk may be foreseen with blood test. Researchers have found that in our blood there are five molecules present which can help to identify the risk of diabetes few years before when the diabetes symptoms appeared. This research will help to identify early if you are going to be in the list of people at-risk of diabetes so that you could take early measures to prevent yourself from diabetes.

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New Research for Diabetes. This research was carried out by Dr. Thomas J. Wang and Robert E. Gerszten with other researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University where blood samples were collected for Framingham Offspring Study.

The Framingham Offspring Study is sponsored by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,NHLBI. This new study was financed by National Institute Digestive and Kidney Diseases,NIDDK. This research was sampled with 2,400 participants who had no symptoms of diabetes in 1990s and in which around 200 participants were on route of development of type 2 diabetes in 12 years. The samples of blood were compared with the sample of remaining 2,200 participants but had risk factors. Researchers used a theory called Metabolomics which uses an especial mix of chemicals known as Metaboltes.

This mix reacts in all of our body and leaves footprints by which researchers can foretell the body’s health. The researchers also used a new technology to calculate the levels of 61 amino acids and metabolites in blood sample quickly. These results were reported in online edition of Nature Medicine on March 20, 2011. It is found that diabetes can be diagnosed with the high levels of 5 amino acids that are leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, tyrosine and valine in the blood. These elevated amino acid levels were identified up to 12 years before diabetes will occurs. Moreover this research also found that additional combination of 3 more amino acids were help to predict better for diabetes risk.

Dr. Wang said, “These findings could provide insight into metabolic pathways that are altered very early in the process leading to diabetes. They also raise the possibility that, in selected individuals, these measurements could identify those at highest risk of developing diabetes so that early preventive measures could be instituted.”

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