Animal study shows over-the-counter medications lower weight and treat type 2 diabetes
Over-the-counter allergy medications turn obese, diabetic mice into healthy, normal-weight mice, researchers report.
The new research focuses on mast cells, immune system players critical to the inflammatory response involved in allergies.
The study appears along with three other independent studies in the July 26 online Nature Medicine that show a connection between type 2 diabetes and the immune system.
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