What’s your blood group? – Find out your risk for diabetes

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Scientists from France have made a key finding as a part of a large cohort study conducted on over 82,000 women between 1990 and 2008. They have discovered that people with the blood group O have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared to people with other blood groups. They also observed that people with either A or B blood group are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. Henceforth, these data could prove important for future epidemiological studies and clinical trials with regards to diabetes.

The original article can be read at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00125-014-3472-9

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Scientist-entrepreneur-manager-journalist: -Co-founder, Author; Former Assistant Editor and Director, Biotechin.Asia, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd.; -Founder & CEO, SciGlo (www.sciglo.com); -Programme Management Officer, SBIC, A*STAR (former Research Fellow). --Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She worked on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle for a decade from 2006-2016. She is currently working as a Programme Management Officer handling projects and grants at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Earlier to this she was a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group at SBIC. Sandhya was also the Vice President and Publicity Chair of A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc Society) (2014-2016). Recently she founded a platform for scientists - SciGlo (www.sciglo.com) and is a startup mentor at Vertical VC (Finland). She is an ardent lover of science and enjoys globe trotting and good vegetarian food.