How fatty diets cause diabetes

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 14, 2011, 7:58 pm

Scientists show that dietary fats interfere with an enzyme called GnT-4a glycosyltransferase, which is required for proper retention of glucose transporters in pancreatic beta cell membranes. Without functioning GnT-4a, clinical signs of diabetes emerged in mice fed a high-fat diet. The team is now considering methods to augment the enzyme’s activity in humans, as a means to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Diabetes; Diet and Weight Loss; Obesity; Hormone Disorders; Hypertension; Diseases and Conditions
  • Description: Scientists show that dietary fats interfere with an enzyme called GnT-4a glycosyltransferase, which is required for proper retention of glucose transporters in pancreatic beta cell membranes. Without functioning GnT-4a, clinical signs of diabetes emerged in mice fed a high-fat diet. The team is now considering methods to augment the enzyme’s activity in humans, as a means to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes.