World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2016
23andMe takes a moment to bring a more awareness to type 2 diabetes that affects more than 400 million people worldwide. Although genetics, family history and age all contribute to the risk for Type 2 diabetes, many cases could be prevented or the symptoms lessened with simple lifestyle changes.
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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

September 08, 2011
By Bethann Hromatka Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. In these diseases, white blood cells, which normally help your body fight infections, ramp up and attack your...
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SNPwatch: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

December 12, 2008
Like many other autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, often cluster together in families. Studies show that the prevalence of celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetes is five to 10 times higher than in the general population.
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