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NEW YORK – Researchers have linked more than 60 new loci with type 2 diabetes risk in a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of East Asian individuals.

More than 240 loci have been linked to type 2 diabetes risk, but most of those loci were uncovered in studies that relied on individuals of European ancestry. But people of East Asian ancestry are at greater risk of developing the condition than people of European ancestry with similar body-mass indices or waist circumference. 

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