Navigation Links
Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes
Date:8/5/2009

Whether it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,,

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that carries and activates sex hormones throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

The protein, called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), regulates the levels of testosterone and estrogen in the blood. Researchers suspect it also plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

"Basically, we have identified plasma SHBG as a strong and significant marker for type 2 diabetes development in initially healthy men and women," said lead researcher Dr. Simin Liu, professor and director of the Center for Metabolic Disease Prevention in the School of Public Health at the University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine.

Low levels of SHBG were a significant predictor for the risk of development of type 2 diabetes, the researchers found.

"To our knowledge, there are few biomarkers for type 2 diabetes prediction that have presented both genetic and plasma phenotypic evidence like ours," Liu said.

The report was published in the Aug. 5 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

For the study, Liu's group looked at SHBG levels in 718 postmenopausal women -- 359 with type 2 diabetes and 359 without -- who participated in the Women's Health Study, a large-scale cardiovascular trial begun in 1993. In a separate investigation, they confirmed their findings in a group of 340 men who participated in the Physicians' Health Study II, a similarly large study.

Besides the inverse relationship between levels of SHBG and type 2 diabetes, they identified two genetic variants in the gene coding for SHBG -- one increases type 2 diabetes risk while the other decrease diabetes risk.

"Plasma SHBG appeared to predict type 2 diabetes risk beyond traditional risk fact
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
2. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
3. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
4. Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
5. Most Women Unaware of Hormone Replacement Study
6. Survival data presented from phase II study of hormone-resistant prostate cancer patients
7. Hormone May Play Key Part in Creating Memories
8. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heart Risks
9. Wyeth to Appeal Nevada Hormone Therapy Trial Verdict
10. New data on hormone therapy must lead to re-evaluation of official guidelines
11. From Hot Flashes to Breast Cancer: ZRT Labs Hormone Testing Catches On As Women Consider Safer, More Natural Options.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes 
(Date:4/18/2014)... What,s one of your worst memories? How did it ... felt during a negative personal experience, such as how ... lead to emotional distress, especially when you can,t stop ... creep up, thinking about the context of the memories, ... and effective way to alleviate the negative effects of ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle of ... or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, and ... to serious organ damage and, in some cases, death. ... findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant professor ... protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our results ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Ill. One of the most popular vaccine brands ... And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when ... a more expensive option, according to a new study ... vaccines to administer can be driven by numerous factors," ... and a professor of computer science and of mathematics ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in the April issue of Immunity , Kevin ... Medical Research, says it,s time to take a fresh ... sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including ... released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or ... for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often ... However, new research a project that followed the ... years found that Internet use among the elderly ... 30 percent. , "That,s a very strong effect," said ... information studies and media who led the project. "And ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 2Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 3Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2
... scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and ... patent for their virtual telemicroscope. This patented software permits ... patients living in remote locations around the world. ... pathology at SUNY Downstate, and Jiang Gu, MD, PhD, ...
... on investigations, -- Three-fifths want high school ... stats and awards from guilty pro,athletes, FAIRFIELD, ... Baseball season-opener approaches, a new national poll,indicates that ... use among,professional athletes., On average, Americans polled ...
... DIEGO, March 27 Gen-Probe Incorporated,(Nasdaq: GPRO ) ... Leerink,Swann "Bugs and Drugs: The Future of Molecular Diagnostics ... approximately 1:20 p.m. Eastern,Time. The presentation is scheduled to ... on the investor information section of Gen-Probe,s website,at ...
... physical disability does, study shows , , THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay ... almost as often as physical disability does, Australian researchers report. ... 55, who had paying jobs before a stroke found that ... about the same ratio as in a recent U.S. study, ...
... 27 The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield,Foundation announced ... San Luis,Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist ... bottles, formula and water,and to aid volunteers who are distributing ... been affected by the recent Salmonella water,contamination., "One of ...
... dairy cow is back at her Kansas farm ... surgery performed at Kansas State University,s,Veterinary Medical Teaching ... the veterinary students assigned to,her case, sustained a ... in her right knee ruptured. Dr. David Anderson, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SUNY researcher issued patent for virtual telemicroscope 2Health News:Americans Guess One-Third of Professional Athletes on Performance Enhancing Drugs 2Health News:Americans Guess One-Third of Professional Athletes on Performance Enhancing Drugs 3Health News:Gen-Probe to Webcast Presentation at Leerink Swann Molecular Diagnostics Conference 2Health News:Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Donates $7,500 to San Luis Valley American Red Cross to Assist Residents Affected by Water Contamination Crisis 2Health News:'Wildcat Power Cord' Repairs Cruciate Ligament in Dairy Cow's Knee 2Health News:'Wildcat Power Cord' Repairs Cruciate Ligament in Dairy Cow's Knee 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: ... and Market Analysis to 2022 ... Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... report is available in its catalogue: ... for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus ... STUDY OBJECTIVES ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a ... needs of severely obese patients, today announced initial ... a selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), ... form of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... May 11, 2011 Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical ... showing that the majority of immunocompromised patients with ... lead antiviral compound, CMX001, had a > 99% ... two weeks of therapy.  These CMX001 clinical data, ...
... AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2011 HCB Health, one ... the nation and the leading healthcare agency in the ... campaign in the 22nd annual Manny Awards, a national ... was presented for a consumer campaign supporting Sound Surgical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CMX001 Shows Antiviral Activity in Immunocompromised Transplant Patients With Severe Adenovirus Infection 2CMX001 Shows Antiviral Activity in Immunocompromised Transplant Patients With Severe Adenovirus Infection 3HCB Health Wins Manny Award for Best Medical Device Campaign 2
... system builds on the basic infrastructure ... in the system are networked to ... Windows® operating system, which monitors system ... personal computer, RoamAlert Integrity provides reporting ...
... Awarix provides an enterprise visibility ... throughput, improve caregiver effectiveness, and increase ... edge RFID location systems and geospatial ... systems to create a real time ...
MONOJECT MAGELLAN Safety Blood Collection Needle...
This is adapted to microplate or card....
Medicine Products: