Research Roundup

February 2012 Issue

Research Roundup: February 2012

University of California, San Diego researchers studied the impact of different types of fats on cultured cells to learn for the first time that saturated fats activate receptors linked to the development of chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, while polyunsaturated fats deactivate the receptors, boosting metabolic and cardiovascular benefits. These findings may lead to the development of medications to help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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