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.