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UT Southwestern researchers uncover new brain pathways for understanding Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels, a discovery that can lead to new therapies for treating Type 2 diabetes and obesity.  The study found that melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4Rs) expressed by neurons that control the autonomic nervous system are key

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