WBC Counts Predict Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Young Men

At values well within the normal range, white blood cell (WBC) count appears to be an independent risk factor for diabetes in young, healthy adult men, according to a large analysis. Men who at the lowest WBC quintile were protected from diabetes incidence even when they were overweight, had a family history of diabetes, or had elevated triglyceride levels.

Abstract: Diabetes Care, September 6, 2012 (online).

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