Prediabetes pp 277-285 | Cite as

Diabetogenicity of Various Protein Sources in the Diet of the Diabetes-Prone BB Rat

  • Fraser W. Scott
  • Ghulam Sarwar
  • Heather E. Cloutier
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 246)


Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has a wide geographic distribution ranging from 0.8/100,000 in Japan to 9 in Canada, 14.7 in the U.S.A. to 28.6 in Finland. As well, there is discordance in identical twins, and it has been suggested we are in the midst of an “epidemic” of IDDM which cannot be explained easily in terms of genetics alone (1). Other epidemiological data, as well as studies in animals, suggest environmental factors may be important in determining the expression of this presumed autoimmune: disease in genetically predisposed individuals. (2).


Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Protein Source Fish Meal Diabetes Incidence Wheat Gluten 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fraser W. Scott
    • 1
  • Ghulam Sarwar
    • 1
  • Heather E. Cloutier
    • 1
  1. 1.Nutrition Research DivisionFood Directorate, Health Protection Branch Health & WelfareCanada

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