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Diabetes Research Shows Role of Bones, Brain

New hormones and body systems make the disease even more complex

(Newser) - The New York Times surveys what it calls an "explosion" of recent breakthroughs in diabetes research, painting a much more complex portrait of how the body balances sugar in the bloodstream, and offering radically different possibilities for treatment. One of the most surprising discoveries is that bones produce a... More »

Bone Hormone Could Help Treat Diabetes

Bones produce a hormone that controls blood sugar

(Newser) - A substance produced by the skeleton may help to treat diabetes, a new study suggests. A hormone called osteocalcin regulates blood sugar; type 2 diabetics have a lower level of the hormone than other people. In the study, mice with lower levels of osteocalcin develop symptoms of diabetes, which go... More »

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