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    Researchers Find Enzyme That Regulates Sugar Metabolism

    Go ahead and order dessert. University of Montreal scientists have discovered an enzyme in mammals that prevents absorption of excessive sugar — meaning that it could stop sugar from being turned into fat and avert associated cell damage. The enzyme, G3PP, works by turning glucose into glycerol, which then exits the body through urine. The team is now developing drugs to stimulate greater production of G3PP, which could one day treat conditions like type 2 diabetes — and go a long way toward enabling that wistful walk past your local bakery.

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