A protein may help treat obesity, diabetes

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 9, 2011, 7:58 pm

A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a new study. Researchers found that rats administered with nesfatin-1 ate less, used more stored fat and became more active. In addition, the protein stimulated insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells of both rats and mice. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Diabetes; Obesity; Hormone Disorders; Diet and Weight Loss; Fitness; Brain Tumor
  • Description: A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a new study. Researchers found that rats administered with nesfatin-1 ate less, used more stored fat and became more active. In addition, the protein stimulated insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells of both rats and mice.