Sarcopenia: the forgotten factor in type 2?

Sarcopenia makes a “significant but underappreciated” contribution to the risk of type 2 diabetes, say Australian researchers.

Writing in the MJA, the authors led by endocrinologist Professor Peter Ebeling say skeletal muscle is the largest insulin-sensitive tissue in the body, and that skeletal muscle insulin resistance is key to the development of type 2 diabetes.

Studies have shown that low muscle

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