July 11, 2013

Status and Chronic Inflammation Associated with T2D


high-societyThe socioeconomic correlation with chronic inflammation may be a reason why T2D is so prevalent in a lower-income demographic. The findings of this study were published in PLoS Medicine.

Socioeconomic adversity in early life has been thought to predispose a person to develop T2D. This presents with exaggerated inflammatory responses, increasing the risk of T2D in adulthood.

The study tests this theory by assessing the extent to which the association between socioeconomic status and T2D incidence is explained by chronic inflammation.

In this study, over 6,300 non-diabetic participants were followed over an 18 year period. The C-reactive protein levels were measured repeatedly and T2D incidence. Over the study, 731 participants developed T2D.

Of the participants, low socioeconomic status from childhood to middle age was associated with an increased risk of developing T2D in adulthood. The lower the socioeconomic status a child,the greater the risk of developing T2D in adulthood.

Current reports have shown the association between food choices, economic challenges for healthy lifestyles, and the inability to incorporate exercise into a daily routine as pointing to evidence as to why the T2D risk is higher. However, this study may prove the first evidence of T2D being part of childhood.

Champagne wishes and caviar dreams are not plagued with the possibility of T2D like hard-knock lifers.

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