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Is diabetes age-related?
Robert Henry, MD
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 07/03/13

Definitely the incidence and prevalence of diabetes goes up with aging, there is no question. There is an association with aging, but , of course, Iím referring to type II diabetes. Type I diabetes can occur more commonly in young adolescence. Well you can get type I diabetes even at 80 or 90, but i...
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Dr. Robert Henry's research interests involve studies in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Studies are directed almost exclusively at the role of skeletal muscle in these disorders and are designed to elucidate what aspects of muscle metabolism are primary and which are secondary in etiology. These investigations involve studies of intact humans, combining glucose clamps with indirect calorimetry, leg blood flow and substrate balance, and needle biopsies of vastus lateralis muscle. Complementary in vitro studies are performed on human muscle cultures from such patients and involve studies of insulin signal transduction, gene regulation, enzymatic activation, and mitogenesis.
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