London researchers have found out that the level of C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation in the blood can not be responsible for type 2 diabetes in human body. Thus the study has clarified the previous studies that had suggested the link between the two.
It can be mentioned that the C-reactive protein is a plasma proteinpentraxtin family of proteins and is produced by the liver. It is a member of the . CRP is a member of the class of acute phase reactants as its levels rise dramatically during inflammatory processes occurring in the body.
The researchers of the study, Eric Brunner and his co-researchers have used the technique called Mendelian randomization to study the to control for the effect of other variables such as obesity, blood pressure and socio-economic position. All these are thought to effect diabetes. The researchers show that levels of C-reactive protein in the blood are not likely to cause diabetes. The study has been discussed in the University of Newcastle. However, scientists from both the Universities suggested more study on the subject.
Source: Science Daily