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Substantial effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. Neither the U.S. Government, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nor the NIDDK assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, products, or processes disclosed herein, or represents that use of such information, products, or processes would not infringe on privately owned rights. The views and opinions of authors expressed on NIDDK websites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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