Understanding the link between high levels of cholesterol and type 2 diabetes
Scientists have established that accumulation of fats in the liver can lead to the development of pre-diabetes, however less is known about the role of cholesterol in this context. New data suggests a link between cholesterol and glucose in the liver. Unfortunately scientists don’t yet understand how they link together.
Dr Anna Calkin, from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, is using a Diabetes Australia Research Program grant to tackle this question.