Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, January 8, 2016

Dieting May Protect from Diabetes

Factors in the blood from calorie-restricted rats can modify energy-producing mitochondria within the insulin-producing cells that regulate blood sugar levels, new research shows. This has a positive impact on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and protects cells from fatty acid and glucose toxicity.

The findings suggest that insulin-producing cells’ mitochondria may be altered by signals independent of the body’s fuel levels and may represent a useful therapeutic target in type 2 diabetes. Additionally, identifying these blood factors may open even more targetable interventions against the disease.

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Factors in the Blood During Dieting May Have Anti-Diabetes Properties

Source: Wiley

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