Diabetes could be in your bones say scientists

| 27/07/2010

(Medical News Today): New US research on mice suggests that bone plays a key role in insulin regulation and helps cells of the body take up glucose; as both these processes are impaired in people with type 2 diabetes the researchers suggest this discovery could lead to new diabetes drugs. Dr Gerard Karsenty from Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues found that the process of bone resorption, when old bone breaks down to make way for new growth, releases a hormone called osteocalcin that turns on insulin production and also helps cells take up glucose.


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