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Preventing type 2 diabetes: When genes fail to respond

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(Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health) It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive effect fails to materialize. Researchers and clinicians involved in a collaborative translational project launched by the German Center for Diabetic Research between the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Hospital Tübingen have now discovered what occurs in the muscle of these so-called 'non-responders.' The results of their research were published recently in the Diabetes journal.

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