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The influence of perceived stress on the onset of type 2 diabetes in women


This study will examine the role of perceived stress in type 2 diabetes (T2D) onset in women using large population-based data. T2D accounts for 96% of diabetes cases and can result in significant health problems including cardiovascular disease, impaired vision, renal failure, amputations and even death. Half of T2D disease risk has been attributed to factors that are potentially modifiable such as obesity. New research suggests that perceived stress is a risk factor for some chronic conditions, however little is known about its role in T2D onset. The findings have the potential to influence new T2D prevention and detection strategies, thereby reducing the incidence and impact of T2D.