Scientists identify new cause of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes

  • MicroRNA-210, which is present in healthy red blood cells, helps regulate vascular function.
  • A new study shows that there is a lower level of microRNA-210 in the red blood cells of people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Replenishing levels of microRNA-210 may one day prevent vascular injury associated with this type of diabetes.

Written by Leigh Ann Green on November 12, 2021

Fact checked by Anna Guildford, Ph.D.

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