Researchers Discover New Fat Gene: Finding May Offer New Target For Controlling Obesity, Diabetes14 years, 2 months ago
Posted on Jan 27, 2005, 4 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
UCLA/VA scientists have identified a new gene that controls how the body produces and uses fat. Called lipin, the gene may provide a new target for therapies to control obesity, diabetes and other weight-related disorders. The first issue of the new journal Cell Metabolism publishes the findings in its January 2005 edition.