The colon may be important for sugar regulation. Credit: Ed Uthman, Flickr
Colectomy increases the risk of diabetes - daily science news headlines

People who have had a colectomy have increased risk of diabetes, showed researchers from the University of Copenhagen.

The study involved over 46,000 people and suggested that the colon may have a role in regulating sugar levels. When the colon is removed, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in significantly increased.

This new discovery may help uncover new ways for preventing and treating diabetes.

Read the full story: University of Copenhagen
Scientific publication: eLife