The association between LTL and obesity was found for the first time in women

  • This is the first study to examine the association between LTL and obesity in women predisposed to type II diabetes.
  • The researchers claimed in the statement that it is already known that LTL is associated with aging and associated diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
The association between LTL and obesity was found for the first time in women
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Researchers have claimed that a study conducted between 2015 and 2020 found that the ‘biomarker’ leukocyte telomere length ‘LTL’ is associated with obesity in women who have high blood sugar levels or who have type 2 diabetes. Suffers from type 2 diabetes. A biomarker is a naturally occurring element that can be used to identify a disease. According to medical experts, the level of LTL is highest at birth, there is a rapid decline in adolescence and then the rate of decrease in LTL slows down in old age.

According to the researchers, in the study conducted from July 2015 to December 2020, some women from North India were in the age group of 20 to 60 years. Of these women, 797 (492 obese and 305 normal-weight women) did not have type 2 diabetes but had high blood sugar levels. Demographic data of these women, medical records, and evaluation of their blood sugar levels on an empty stomach.

The study was designed by Dr. Anoop Mishra, Executive Study, Fort Sindak Hospital for Diabetes and Allied Sciences. The results of the study are published in a recent issue of the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. The researchers claimed in the statement that it is already known that LTL is associated with aging and associated diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. But this study is the first to examine the association between LTL and obesity in women vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.

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