Thursday, July 9, 2009

Is more of the right fat the answer?

A study in the journal Diabetes examined the role of butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid formed by fermentation in the large intestine, in the regulation of insulin sensitivity in mice fed a high-fat diet.

The concluded that:
  • Dietary supplementation of butyrate can prevent and treat diet-induced insulin resistance in mouse.
  • The mechanism of butyrate action is related to promotion of energy expenditure and induction of mitochondria function.
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