WBC Counts Predict Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Young Men | News Brief

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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