Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 February 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 6, p. nf18
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.6.nf18]

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Resistance Training

Firing up the liver's fat metabolism staves off beginnings of diabetes

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/6/nf18

Abstract: Sweating and straining through a half-hour on the stair climber rouses the heart, but getting the liver to work harder might be crucial for preventing diabetes. A new study reveals that goading the liver to burn more fat rescues rats from insulin resistance, a defect in sugar processing that usually heralds the disease. The results could help researchers craft drugs to avert diabetes.

Citation: M. Leslie, Resistance Training. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (6), nf18 (2004).

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