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Neurons That Track, Regulate Blood-Sugar Levels Are Found

By July 12, 2023No Comments

New research has discovered neurons within the brain which detect and respond to changes in the level of sugar within the bloodstream.

Understanding how this blood-sugar detection system works and how these neurocircuits operate would give researchers and doctors greater insights into how our brains regulate our blood sugar and, perhaps, how to target them therapeutically to treat metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity, according to the study authors.

The study was published June 22 online in Diabetes, a research journal of the American Diabetes Association.