Genetics

Team finds new genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes

An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, Johns Hopkins researchers say. Their findings reveal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dysfunctional ketogenesis promotes fatty liver disease in mice

Approximately 1 billion people worldwide have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Individuals with this disease have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and kidney disease. It is not clear how this disease ...

Diabetes

Scientists discover a 'good' fat that fights diabetes

Scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston have discovered a new class of molecules—produced in human and mouse fat—that protects against diabetes.

Diabetes

Scientist finds clearer obesity, diabetes connection

(Medical Xpress)—New findings about the biological links between obesity and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes may also shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer, says a scientist at The University of ...

Medical research

Explaining 'healthy' obesity

Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions ...

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