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  • Obesity as Protection Against Metabolic Syndrome, Not Its Cause

    03/09/2010 12:45:09 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 13 replies · 223+ views
    Science Daily ^ | March 9, 2010 | Science Daily
    The collection of symptoms that is the metabolic syndrome -- insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke -- are all related to obesity, but, according to a review in the March 9th issue of Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, not in the way you probably think they are. In fact, says Roger Unger of the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, obesity is the body's way of storing lipids where they belong, in fat tissue, in an effort to protect our other organs from lipids' toxic effects. It's when the surplus...
  • Study shows how gene action may lead to diabetes prevention, cure (For now, eat fish)

    12/11/2009 3:53:57 PM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 719+ views
    Texas A&M AgriLife Communications ^ | Dec 11, 2009 | Unknown
    COLLEGE STATION – A gene commonly studied by cancer researchers has been linked to the metabolic inflammation that leads to diabetes. Understanding how the gene works means scientists may be closer to finding ways to prevent or cure diabetes, according to a study by Texas AgriLife Research appearing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. "Because we understand the mechanism, or how the gene works, we believe a focus on nutrition will find the way to both prevent and reverse diabetes," said Dr. Chaodong Wu, AgriLife Research nutrition and food scientist who authored the paper with the University of Minnesota's Dr....