Researchers reverse type II diabetes in mice

09/26/2011 | News-Medical.Net

Dr. Ross Laybutt and colleagues at the Diabetes and Obesity Research Program in Australia found they could reverse diabetes type II onset in mice by blocking ld1, a gene that triggers type II diabetes by essentially turning off the pancreas' insulin-producing capabilities, even when the mice were fed high-fat diets. Researches say the information could lead to drugs to reverse type II diabetes in people.

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