Is Type 2 Like Mad Cow Disease?

New research raises the possibility that type 2 diabetes could be transmissible, similar to prion disorders like “mad cow disease.” The research suggests that type 2 diabetes has similarities to transmissible neurodegenerative diseases known as “prion diseases,” a group that includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (a.k.a. “mad cow disease”) and the human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Read more

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