Protein Discovered to Cause Pre-Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Metabolism
November 21, 2015
"Fetuin B protein might be a potential therapeutic target for diabetes treatment"
"A new study led by researchers at Monash University in Clayton, Australia revealed the discovery of a protein called fetuin B linked to a fatty liver phenotype and that can cause pre-diabetes. The study was recently published in the journal Cell Metabolism and is entitled “Fetuin B Is a Secreted Hepatocyte Factor Linking Steatosis to Impaired Glucose Metabolism.”
Obesity is a worldwide public health concern has been linked to the development of a relatively novel disease known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is estimated that around 60% of obese adults develop NAFLD."