Some gut cells slow down metabolism, accelerate cardiovascular disease

January 30, 2019
Researchers have discovered how specific cells in the guts of mice slow down metabolism and eventually contribute to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. The findings, scientists say, could have important implications for the prevention and treatment of these kinds of metabolic diseases in humans. The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health and appears in the journal Nature. Read more
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