Treatments targeting the liver could treat type 2 diabetes

  • Researchers have investigated the link between fatty liver disease and key markers of type 2 diabetes in mice.
  • The results suggest that reducing production of the neurotransmitter GABA in the liver could normalize blood glucose levels, decrease appetite, and lead to weight loss.
  • The researchers say that the treatment pathway may exclusively work among people with obesity.

Written by Annie Lennon on July 6, 2021 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn, MS

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