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Obesity Increases Protein Linked To Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Disease

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Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

Ohio State University researchers have zeroed in on a key protein linked to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. According to UPI, a new study shows the overproduction of a protein called clusterin can cause cardiometabolic syndrome. CMS syndrome is a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, extra body fat around the waist and high cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Affecting roughly 25% of the world's population, CMS greatly increases the risk for cardiovascular disease risk and mortality, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes due to insulin resistance. People with the condition are twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease and three times as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke compared to those without it.Dr. David Bradley is an assistant professor at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. He says that as fat cells enlarge as a person gains excess weight, the same cells increase their production of clusterin.
https://www.upi.com/Health_New....s/2019/02/04/Scienti
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