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Type II Diabetes Patients Gain Weight While Taking Common Medication, And Researchers Know Why

Posted On April 1, 2015
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ATLANTA—Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The study, published on March 18… more »

Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves, Researchers Find

ATLANTA—Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe… more »