Scientists discover an enzyme that can stop the toxic effects of sugar in the body


Will there be no such thing as “too much sugar”?

childhood obesity Obesity is one of the principal side effects of an imbalanced sugar metabolism (

Mammalian cells use both sugar (glucose) and fatty acids as their main sources of energy. Much of this glucose is stored in the liver as glycogen, a dense compound that can be mobilized whenever the body requires it for energy production. Sugar and fat utilization inside cells governs many physiological processes, such as insulin secretion by beta cells, production of glucose in the liver, the storage of fat in adipose tissue and a breakdown of nutrients for energy production. The disturbance of these bodily functions can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

When there is too much sugar in the body – due to sugar rich diets – cells form a chemical called glycerol-3-phosphate (Gro3P). This molecule is central to metabolism, since…

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