Epigenetics and metabolism: what do we know?

Written by Jenny Straiton

Researchers have summarized the field of metabolism-linked epigenetics, examining type 2 diabetes and obesity, detailing current understanding and questioning what is unknown. The field of epigenetics  has grown exponentially in the past decade, with many gene-environment interactions having been linked to disorders. In a review, recently published in Cell Metabolism, two researchers from Lund University (Sweden) have summarized the state of the field of metabolism linked epigenetics with respect to the epigenetics linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. “We now know that epigenetic mechanisms play an important role in disease development.” Detailing the role of epigenetic mechanisms relevant for...

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