Hormones and Exercise

Hormones and Exercise

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 26 , Segment 3

Episode: Money and Politics, Iran, Diabetes Prevention, Cinderella

  • Mar 16, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 16:11 mins

(51:52) Guest: David Lee, assistant professor at USC Davis and lead author of the "MOTS-c Hormone" study, which appears in the current issue of the journal "Cell Metabolism."  Diet and exercise are generally considered the best approach to dealing with type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. Drugs like metformin are also known to help. But a team of scientists at the University of South California have identified a naturally-occurring hormone that might also be used to tackle type 2 diabetes – and could have the added benefit of letting you eat a high-fat diet while not gaining weight.  “Exercise is a very complex thing and it changes many factors in your body. We do believe that this hormone mediates exercise,” says Lee.