Study: Gene seems to play a role in obesity-related diabetes

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that a gene called PKC-zeta appears to promote obesity-related diabetes by causing the fat cells, or adipocytes, to discharge IL-6, a chemical that can cause diabetes by traveling to the liver and disrupting the body's function to consume insulin. The researchers are collaborating with scientists at the university's Drug Discovery Center to find compounds that could fight the effects of the gene on fat tissues.

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