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Gerard Karsenty, CUMC (Biomedical)

Skeleton found to be an important endocrine organ

Bones are typically thought of as calcified, inert structures, but researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have shown that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight, which makes it a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.
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