Neutrophils: White Blood Cells Mediate Insulin Resistance, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study  
8/6/2012 7:38:55 AM

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say neutrophils, an abundant type of white blood cell typically tasked with attacking bacteria and other foreign invaders, also plays an unexpected role in mediating insulin resistance – the central characteristic of type 2 diabetes, which afflicts an estimated 26 million Americans.