Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Posted by Scratch
Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver, claims new research published in Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD.
DZD scientists from DIfE have now discovered that mice on an intermittent fasting regimen also exhibited lower pancreatic fat. In their current study published in the journal Metabolism, the researchers showed the mechanism by which pancreatic fat could contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Intermittent fasting shown to reduce pancreatic fat
The study included a team of scientists that divided overweight animals, which were prone to diabetes, into two groups: The first group was allowed to eat ad libitum—as much as they wanted whenever they wanted. The second group underwent an intermittent fasting regimen: one day the rodents received unlimited chow and the next day they were not fed at all. After five weeks, describes Science Daily, the researchers observed differences in the pancreas of the mice: Fat cells accumulated in group one. The animals in group two, on the other hand, had hardly any fat deposits in the pancreas, the article stated.
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