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2005-07-20 16:20:00

BOSTON -- A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shown that a protein found in fat cells is a newly discovered cause of insulin resistance, establishing a previously unidentified molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes and offering a potential new target for the development of drugs to treat diabetes. The findings appear in the July 21, 2005, issue of the journal Nature. According to senior author Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Chief of the Division of...

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2005-07-20 12:00:00

LONDON -- Scientists have discovered a molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes that could be a potential target for new drugs to treat the disease. They found that a protein released by fat tissue in mice causes insulin resistance, a primary risk factor for diabetes. Elevated levels of the protein had also previously been detected in patients suffering from diabetes. "Being resistant to insulin is one of the major causes of diabetes," said Dr Barbara Kahn of Beth Israel Deaconess...

2005-07-01 19:22:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Friday not to take Liqiang 4 dietary supplement capsules, which contain a drug that could have life-threatening consequences for some users. An FDA statement said the product, sold as part of a shrink-wrapped two-bottle set, contains glyburide. Glyburide, which is used to lower blood sugar, is safe and effective when labeled in FDA-approved medications, it said. But the agency said people with low blood sugar...