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Pioneering the Future: Redefining Diabetes

Nov 18, 2020

High-impact discoveries at University of Utah Health are transforming how we think about the causes of diabetes and solutions to combat the disease. These advances could hardly come at a better time. The disease is a big problem in the U.S., leading to an estimated $327 billion in health care costs....

Buildup of “Toxic Fat” Metabolite Could Explain Why Some Thin People Are Prone to Diabetes

Nov 9, 2016

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Scott Summers, Ph.D., chair of nutrition and integrative physiology, and Bhagirath Chaurasia, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of ...