Obesity & Diabetes: The Leptin Link

New findings may help to better explain the link between obesity and diabetes. And the link lies in a hormone. A study published in Cell Metabolism found that leptin -a hormone known for its role in appetite and weight gain -regulates blood sugar through two different brain-body pathways. One that controls fat storage and appetite, and another that signals the liver and tells it how to handle … [Read more...]

EPA/DHA Omega-3: Healthy Fats Benefit Diabetes

Recent research shows diets rich in omega-3 fats from fish—including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - protect against insulin resistance and obesity in animal studies and increase insulin sensitivity in healthy humans. A recent study published in the journal Diabetologia tested the anti-diabetic effects of EPA and DHA on an insulin sensitizer called adiponectin. The … [Read more...]

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