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what is the correlatin between Crohn's and diabetes type 2?

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by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thanks for your question. According to my research there is a link between Crohn's disease and diabetes and this information has come as a direct result from a study that discovered genetic links between seven common diseases.

The study involved 200 scientists that screened samples of DNA from 17,000 people in the UK. Surprising revelations were discovered and subsequently announced including that there are indeed links between heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, Crohn's disease and diabetes (type I and type II).

This was actually the biggest study of genetics and common diseases and the revelations were connected to the human genome - this is the set of chemical sequences that forms the genetic code. A previously undiscovered connection between type I diabetes and Crohn's disease was confirmed and implicates that PTPN2 is a common gene to both diseases.

The research took over two years to complete.

I hope this helps to answer your question. Research into Crohn's disease is ongoing but as of yet, no cure has been established. It is still a case of managing the disease.

Kind regards,

Annette



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