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A new study has found diet to be one of the strongest predictors of older women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found that diet and nutrient biomarkers in the blood are associated with the risk of developing the disease. Analysis enabled researchers to identify the impact of key dietary components on future type 2 diabetes risk.

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— Barbara Worthington, editor
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Blood Biomarkers Prove Strong Role of Food in Type 2 Diabetes

A pioneering method developed at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could produce important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.

Researchers from Chalmers and Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that several diet and nutrient biomarkers—molecules that can be measured in blood that are related to diet—are linked with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the future risk of developing the disease.

The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was carried out on 600 women from Gothenburg, where diagnosis of diabetes was made at the start of the study, when they were age 64, and again after 5½ years.

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