Inflammatory cytokines and the risk to develop type 2 diabetes: results of the prospective population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study.

@article{Spranger2003InflammatoryCA,
  title={Inflammatory cytokines and the risk to develop type 2 diabetes: results of the prospective population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study.},
  author={Joachim Spranger and Anja Kroke and Matthias M{\"o}hlig and Kurt Hoffmann and Manuela M. Bergmann and Michael Ristow and H. B{\"o}ing and Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={812-7}
}
A subclinical inflammatory reaction has been shown to precede the onset of type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. We therefore examined prospectively the effects of the central inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) on the development of type 2 diabetes. We designed a nested case-control study within the prospective population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam study including 27,548… CONTINUE READING
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