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‘Fat Hormone’ May Hold Key to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes News Hound | January 18, 2010

Leptin, commonly referred to as the fat hormone, may hold the key to reversing Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent article on WebMD.

New research suggests that just a small amount of the hormone can control a gene in the liver that has shown to help diabetic mice. However, unlike other studies, which conclude that this hormone may help diabetics by promoting weight loss, the researchers in the current study suggests that the amount of the hormone used in this study is too small to promote weight loss. They say these results show that the benefits of this hormone on diabetes and on weight loss are independent of each other.

via ‘Fat Hormone’ May Hold Key to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetes News Hound.

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