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Targeting Glucagon Pathway May Offer a New Approach to Treating Diabetes, Columbia University Study


4/13/2012 6:50:50 AM

Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon's sweetening effect.

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