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The good in fat

A new class of fatty acid — found in food and synthesized by mammalian tissues — enhances glucose uptake from the blood and reduces inflammation, suggesting that these fats might be used to treat diabetes.

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Figure 1: Anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects of fatty acids.

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Muoio, D., Newgard, C. The good in fat. Nature 516, 49–50 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14070

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