New genetic causes of T2 identified

An article describing new research at the University of Western Australia adds to our understanding of the underlying genetics of T2

Quoting from the article:

"In two papers published online today in Nature Genetics the researchers have identified a substantial number of new loci (the specific place on a chromosome where a gene is located) linked with glycemic traits and type 2 diabetes (T2D) that have not been described in previous research."

"The second paper titled "Large-scale association analyses identify new loci influencing glycemic traits and provide insight into the underlying biological pathways" discovered another 38 new loci with glycemic traits not described in previous research, taking the total number of signals influencing glycemic traits to 53."

No wonder we are all so different. This research further undermines the description of T2 as strictly a preventable "lifestyle disease". When will the mainstream media catch up with the latest research?

Very interesting, thanks for sharing! Sadly, I think the "lifestyle" label causes doctors and researchers to avoid delving into the real mystery(ies).