Increased Percentage of Neutrophils Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk

Increased Percentage of Neutrophils Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk

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Increased Percentage of Neutrophils Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk

People with Cushing’s syndrome who have an increased percentage of a specific type of white blood cells, called neutrophils — which are involved in inflammation and act as the first line of defense against bacteria and other organisms — are at greater risk of developing diabetes mellitus, according to a recent study. The study found that patients with the highest percentages of these white blood cells had a more than eightfold greater risk of diabetes…

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