Speeding up fat metabolism may prevent diabetes

日期:2019-03-02 03:01:03 作者:鱼译 阅读:

By Colin Barras RAMPING up fat metabolism doesn’t just stop weight gain – it could also prevent type 2 diabetes. Previous studies had shown that mice engineered to lack an enzyme called acetyl-CoA carboxylase 2 (ACC2) deposited less fat in their tissues, despite eating up to 40 per cent more than normal mice. Because fatty deposits around the liver can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, removing ACC2 should also protect mice from diabetes. There was a catch, however. For years,