Bariatric surgery works through a novel bile acid

August 26th, 2020 by Bethany P. Cummings

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 26 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-020-0648-0

Bariatric surgery causes high rates of remission of type 2 diabetes; however, the mechanisms remain unresolved. A new study identifies cholic-acid-7-sulfate as a novel contributor to the metabolic benefits of bariatric surgery and an attractive target for treatment of type 2 diabetes.