New University of Arizona Study Could Improve Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Doctor taking a persons's blood pressure
AZ Daily Star
A University of Arizona study on Type 2 diabetes could completely alter the way the disease is treated by fighting it a different way. Scientists’ findings indicate the disease could be fought at its source: the way the liver communicates with the rest of the body. Dr. Benjamin Renquist principal investigator for this study, essentially stumbled upon the discovery by while conducting a study to determine a correlation between hunger and fat buildup in the liver. The key to these new findings is a neurotransmitter — a signal in the body that sends information to the brain — produced in the liver and known as GABA, short for gamma aminobutyric acid.