Scientists Discover New Anti Diabetes Find

Thu, 22 Jul 2010
Scientists discover a novel anti-diabetes mechanism Scientists have discovered a new mechanism which increases insulin sensitivity and lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease.

The scientists are from The Scripps Research Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University and have focused on controlling a fat-regulating protein known as PPARy.

Excessive body fat is the key factor which increases the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes .

This protein drives the tranformation of cellular precursors into fat cells.

The study has shown that obesity triggers a modification on PPARy and lowers the production of an insulin-sensitising protein which causes an increase in insulin resistance.

The team was also able to reverse the effect by the use of specific drugs, which improved the production of the insulin-sensitising protein.

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