Fat fuels insulin resistance through Toll-like receptors

Matthias Tschöp, George Thomas

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Dietary lipids seem to activate a Toll-like receptor, which is better known for its defense against infectious pathogens. The findings suggest that the resulting inflammatory response may link obesity with type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1359-1361
Number of pages3
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


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