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Don’t trust your gut: intestinal ‘tasting’ is abnormal in diabetes

The gut’s ability to detect sweet food may be defective in people with type 2 diabetes.

The study compared healthy adults with type 2 diabetic adults. Abnormalities in the diabetic subjects’ sweet taste receptors meant that their glucose uptake was more rapid than that of healthy people.

The results show that the gut plays a much larger role in the cause of diabetes than previously thought.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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