New Insight on Inflammation and Diabetes

New Insight on Inflammation and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes causes an inflammatory response (swelling of the body) that increases the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and other complications. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine recently investigated the mechanism behind inflammation. The study concluded that “by blocking the production of fat inside [immune] cells, it may be possible to prevent inflammation in people with diabetes and… other conditions, such as arthritis and cancer.” Lead scientist Clay F. Semenkovich’s team “genetically altered mice that could not make the enzyme for FAS” and found “that the mice were protected from diet-induced diabetes.” Researchers are now exploring both existing drugs and other developing methods that can block chronic inflammation but still allow macrophages to fight infection.


Contact: Kajal Bains

Corporate Communications Associate

Epinex Diagnostics, Inc.

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