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The gut prevents nutrient overload during a meal by promoting satiety and enhancing insulin secretion. New findings show that nutrients in the gut also activate a neural circuit that increases insulin sensitivity.

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Figure 1: The intestine's contributions to glucose homeostasis.

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Thaler, J., Cummings, D. Food alert. Nature 452, 941–942 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452941a

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