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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Fatty McInsulin 

Insulin is not just for blood sugar regulation anymore. A paper published yesterday has found that insulin pulses - which are the result of food intake in normal systems - inhibit fat production and storage in the liver. This is a bit surprising, as elsewhere in the body, insulin increases fat storage. This discovery has implications for treatment not only of diabetes, but of fatty liver diseases and perhaps obesity in general.

Insulin is also a 'gut hormone,' so it probably has even more jobs to do.

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