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Interesting article; I hadn't realized there might be a separate hormone causing insulin resistance.


Why Obesity Aggravates Blood-Sugar Control
Thu Feb 19,11:47 PM ET

By Karen Pallarito
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDayNews) -- You're overweight and have type 2 diabetes. Your doctor urges you to drop those excess pounds, knowing a leaner you will have a better chance of managing your blood sugar.

Today, scientists may be a bit closer to knowing just why that's so.

A new study on mice, published in the Feb. 20 issue of Science, suggests a fat-derived hormone called resistin may promote insulin resistance, a condition in which the body fails to use insulin properly.............
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