Scientists map major diabetes genes
"If we can tell someone that their genetics mean they are pre-disposed towards Type 2 diabetes, they will be much more motivated to change things such as their diet to reduce their chances of developing the disorder."
- Philippe Froguel, study author
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Canadian and international researchers say they've found five different areas of DNA that may account for 70 per cent of the genetic risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The team then went a step further, confirming their findings by looking for the mutation in another 5,000 people with Type 2 diabetes and a family history of the disorder.