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UCSD researchers publish study on diabetes in obese people


Last updated 6/8/2014 at Noon

The origins and steps of obesity-related diabetes have been established for the first time, according to a significant set of findings just published by researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine.

The researchers concentrated on a protein, called ANT2, that they believe causes diabetes in fat people.

"We've pinpointed the steps, the way the whole thing happens,'' said Jerrold M. Olefsky, associate dean for Scientific Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at UCSD. "The research is in mice, but the evidence suggests that the processes are comparable in humans and these findings ar...

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