899Re: [MexicoDNAProject] Hope for a cure for the Holidays
- Dec 26, 2013What has the affect on type II diabetes been from our "modern Diet"?What affect does being overweight, 50 plus pounds, have on type II diabetes?What positive affects have been from returning to a diet with minimal processed food been on type II diabetes?Has anyone done any additional follow up on Dr. Willerslev's findings from Mal'ta? A dual origin for Native Americans? Y DNA hg R, brother to hg Q and mt DNA U sister to C?Mexicans with Y DNA R?Dr. Willerslev is interested in doing snip chips from our tribe. 20 per clan, 7 clans.Will follow up in January 2014.Any comments and suggestions?Joel K. Harris, Sr., Ph.D.From: "garyf@..." <garyf@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7:12 PM
Subject: [MexicoDNAProject] Hope for a cure for the Holidays
Diabetes risk gene 'from Neanderthals'A gene variant that seems to increase the risk of diabetes in Latin Americans appears to have been inherited from Neanderthals, a study suggests."One of the most exciting aspects of this work is that we've uncovered a new clue about the biology of diabetes," said co-author David Altshuler, who is based at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts.SLC16A11 is part of a family of genes that code for proteins that transport metabolites - molecules involved in the body's various chemical reactions.Altering the levels of the SLC16A11 protein can change the amount of a type of fat that has been implicated in the risk of diabetes. These findings suggest that SLC16A11 could be involved in the transport of an unknown metabolite that affects fat levels in cells and thereby increases risk of type 2 diabetes.Merry Christmas,GaryMexico DNA Project Admin.
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