A research team led by Dr. Joachim H. Ix has found that individuals who have higher levels of a particular liver protein are at a greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Joachim H. Ix, M.D., M.A.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology.

The study, which included investigators from UC San Francisco and other U.S. Centers, is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The findings may lead to new methods for predicting who will develop Type 2 diabetes and treating the disease.

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Ix JH, Wassel CL, Kanaya AM, Vittinghoff E, Johnson KC, Koster A, Cauley JA, Harris TB, Cummings SR, Shlipak MG for the Health ABC Study: Fetuin-A and Incident Diabetes Mellitus in Older Persons. JAMA 2008;300(2):182-188.
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