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obesity and diabetes are related at the molecular level, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (bidmc), usa have found out. They have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the hormone leptin acts to metabolize fatty acids in muscle, establishing for the first time a novel molecular link between obesity and diabetes. This revelation could help create the possibility of a new target for the development of drugs to help manage both conditions.

Discovered in 1994, leptin first gained widespread attention as a

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