Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 25th, 2007
The researchers said their findings reveal a more complete picture of the far-reaching role of the hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), which is already in development as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. In addition to switching the body to a fat-burning mode, the team found FGF21 induces the hibernation-like state of torpor that conserves energy in fasting animals.
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