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#1    Czero 101

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:12 AM

Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.

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In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery by Salk scientists, published today in the journal Nature, could lead to a new generation of safer, more effective diabetes drugs.

The team found that sustained treatment with the protein doesn't merely keep blood sugar under control, but also reverses insulin insensitivity, the underlying physiological cause of diabetes. Equally exciting, the newly developed treatment doesn't result in side effects common to most current diabetes treatments.

http://www.salk.edu/...p?press_id=2037





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Edited by Czero 101, 17 July 2014 - 05:12 AM.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:27 AM

So you are telling that I should only eat pies stuffed with cake and covered with brownies?

Is that what you are trying to convey to me?

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#3    Czero 101

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:31 AM

View Postbubblykiss, on 17 July 2014 - 06:27 AM, said:

So you are telling that I should only eat pies stuffed with cake and covered with brownies?

Is that what you are trying to convey to me?

No, that isn't at all what this article is telling you....




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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

View PostCzero 101, on 17 July 2014 - 05:12 AM, said:

Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.



http://www.salk.edu/...p?press_id=2037





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This would be such a blessing if it turns out similarly for humans!





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