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New Hormone Discovered That Curbs Weight Gain, Diabetes Just Like Exercise

Scientists have discovered a new hormone that mimics the health benefits of exercise by normalizing the metabolism and slowing the weight gain caused by fatty diets. Appearing in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism on Tuesday, the study found the newly discovered MOTS-c hormone increases insulin sensitivity, allowing the body to more effectively process glucose sugars, according to a press release from the University of Southern California.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

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Insulin resistance occurs when the organs that respond to insulin become inflamed. The best way to reduce that inflammation remains an anti-inflammatory diet like the Zone Diet, similar to the recommendation of the Joslin Diabetes Research Center at Harvard Medical School.

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