Light shed on gender differences in diabetes and aging

August 4th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

All's not fair in love and glucose intolerance -- overweight men (and mice) are more prone to get type 2 diabetes than are overweight women (and mice). No one has known why -- until now. Researchers have discovered that a protein involved in nutrient sensing and metabolism gets differentially inhibited in male mice fed a high fat diet. The findings also show that boosting the protein protects male mice from age-induced obesity and metabolic decline.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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