Researchers find protein that causes depression in diabetes

Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions across the world. Research has found that patients of both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing depression.

Now researchers have found the reason that causes depression in diabetes patients.

It has been found that a particular protein is linked to depression and is found in patients with Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases.

The protein is called galectin-3 and has been found to be present in higher quantity in people with diabetes. This causes the patients to feel depressed.

Researchers studied the galectin-3 levels in 283 people, aged between 18-59 years, with Type-1 diabetes for a year.

The results proved that the main culprit that causes depression in diabetic patients is the protein.

Researchers now believe that by targeting galectin-3, the depression in diabetic patients can be treated.

It is hoped that a further study on the treatment of the protein accumulation can help diabetic patients feel better.

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