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SAN DIEGO — In adults with two or more antibodies predicting the development of type 1 diabetes, treatment with daily oral insulin therapy did not prevent development of the disease, but a small subset experienced a 31-month delay in clinical diabetes development, according to a speaker here. “It’s important to note, this [delay in disease development] was not the primary endpoint, nor the primary group, so overall, the [trial] results were negative,” Carla J. Greenbaum, MD, of the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle, said during a press conference announcing the findings. “Nonetheless, this dramatic result in the secondary analysis remains something we wish to follow up on.”NEXT ARTICLE
An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...