Type 2 diabetes: brown fat signalling pathway could yield new treatment

November 11, 2014 4:08 PM

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Type 2 diabetes: brown fat signalling pathway could yield new treatment

The researchers, from Stockholm University in Sweden, say they have uncovered a new mechanism that encourages glucose uptake in brown fat. They explain that brown fat's main function is to create heat by burning fat and sugar.

By using this new knowledge, the researchers say they may be able to stimulate this signalling pathway with drugs, lowering blood sugar levels and potentially even curing type 2 diabetes.

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