Determining genetic risk factors for pediatric type 2 diabetes

Morgan, Angharad R. (2012) Determining genetic risk factors for pediatric type 2 diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports, 12 (1). pp. 88-92. ISSN 1534-4827

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The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing significantly in the pediatric population. A strong family history of the disease suggests the involvement of genetic factors for diabetes development, but defining the molecular genetics of T2D in children is difficult due to a low number of subjects and the lack of robust diagnostic criteria. Thus, genetic studies of T2D have been carried out almost exclusively in adults. In this review, the genetics of T2D is summarized and options for discovering the missing heritability explored. The review concludes with a discussion of future research that will be required for determining genetic risk factors for pediatric T2D.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:49
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 13:30
DOI: 10.1007/s11892-011-0245-4

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