Diabetes caused by fat


BODY fat causes type 2 diabetes by releasing an enzyme that leads to insulin resistance, according to Australian researcher­s. Experts long blamed the liver for pumping out a protein that triggers the disease, which prevents the body from breaking down sugar.

But a study led by Prof. Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer at the Garvan

Institute of Medical Research suggests fat tissue is the culprit.

Schmitz-Peiffer notes targeting the protein, called kinase C epsilon, is a “new possible approach for diabetes treatment.”

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