Scientists find insulin sensitivity gene, may lead to new diabetes treatments

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Oxford University researchers have discovered, for the first time, a single gene responsible for increasing insulin sensitivity in humans. The research, published today by Pal et al in the New England Journal of Medicine, is a milestone achievement in the journey towards understanding the group of metabolic diseases which stem from insulin resistance, including type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome or syndrome X and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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