Type 2 Diabetes Risk Linked to Genetic Variants Associated With Low LDL Cholesterol | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genetic variants linked to lower levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are also associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.

A University of Cambridge-led team of researchers conducted meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies that drew on some 51,000 people with type 2 diabetes and 270,000 controls to examine any links between LDL-C-lowering alleles like those near NPC1L1 and risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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