Gene Mutation Protects Against Obesity And Diabetes, German Institute of Human Nutrition Researchers Say  
10/20/2008 6:32:48 AM

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2008) — A group of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition* led by Hadi Al-Hasani and Hans-Georg Joost has identified a natural mutation in the Tbc1d1 gene that keeps mice lean and also protects against diabetes despite a high-fat diet. The researchers were thus able to gain a deep insight into the function of the gene.