IRS1 gene, which a woman or a man provides a slender figure, it is also associated with the development of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, say British researchers from the Medical Research Council.
Heart disease and type 2 diabetes is usually associated with excessive body weight. However, the findings of British scientists, IRS1 gene leads to a reduction of subcutaneous fat deposits, but does not affect the presence of dangerous fat around the organs placed such as heart or liver.
Results collected from around 76,000 respondents suggest that the association of the gene with the development of heart disease and type 2 diabetes more pronounced in men. Scientists add that new data may explain why about 20 percent of type 2 diabetes occurs in people with the recommended body weight.