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Researchers discover sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

Study identifies a requisite protein in the brain mediating effects of estrogen in female, but not male, miceResearchers from Tufts have discovered neural mechanisms in mice specific to females that switch estrogen from playing a protective role in glucose metabolism to a disruptive role. The discovery could provide clues to the increased risk of insulin resistance and diabetes among post-menopausal women.


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