Genetic factors tied to obesity may protect against diabetes

Experts believe that where on the body people store surplus fat, whether round their middle or round the liver, may be genetically determined. Exactly where extra fat is stored matters more than the amount when it comes to insulin resistance and risk of diabetes and other conditions. Now 14 new genetic variants that dictate where…

How does weight loss ‘fix’ type 2 diabetes?

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin, which is the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Until recently, it was believed that diabetes lasts for life, but a new trial suggested that weight loss can send diabetes into remission. Researchers may now have learned why this happens. A recent clinical…