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Preventing Diabetes Damage: Zinc’s Effects On A Kinky, Two-Faced Cohort

In type 2 diabetes, a protein called amylin forms dense clumps that shut down insulin-producing cells, wreaking havoc on the control of blood sugar. But zinc has a knack for preventing amylin from misbehaving. Recent research at the University of Michigan offers new details about how zinc performs this “security guard” function.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2011

UM Study: 'Security Guard' Zinc Off Duty In Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes, a protein called amylin forms dense clumps that shut down insulin-producing cells, wreaking havoc on the control of blood sugar. But in people without diabetes, amylin doesn’t misbehave; it actually pitches […]

07/18/2010

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