A research article published in the journal Nature Communications states that the amount of follistatin, a particular type of protein found in the blood, can detect type 2 diabetes as early as 19 years ago. However, Time is not a small risk of disease.
The findings are based on years of research in Sweden, which looked at the levels of follistatin protein in the blood of 5,000 participants in the Malmo Diet and Cancer Cardiovascular Cohort. Although Folstein’s stories in the blood were above average, he developed type 2 diabetes many years later.
The research study noted that the maximum time interval for the onset of diabetes in such people was 19 years, meaning that 19 years before the beginning of diabetes, the level of follistatin in their blood was higher than usual.
According to the researchers, during the research, the total dependence of diabetes on the excess amount of follistatin in the blood of these people, although they were physically healthy.
Researchers believe that a simple blood test could be performed to determine the level of folliculin in the blood, indicating that a person may develop diabetes in the years to come.
This protein was discovered in the 1980s. It is excreted in almost all body tissues but is excreted in large quantities in the liver. High levels of this protein have been observed in the blood of people with diabetes. Is.
In this regard, research has been done on animals, which showed that this protein also plays an essential role in affecting insulin performance. Insulin is the hormone that is used by the cells to get energy from glucose.
Impaired performance of insulin leads to type 2 diabetes, which cannot be cured until death.