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Insulin Resistance from Binge Drinking: It’s All in Your Head

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Science Translational Medicine  30 Jan 2013:
Vol. 5, Issue 170, pp. 170fs3
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005300

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Abstract

Binge alcohol exposure impairs hepatic insulin action by blunting insulin receptor signaling in the brain and enables the identification of a therapeutic target that may help treat alcohol-induced insulin resistance (Lindtner et al., this issue).

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