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Researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s research group TecnATox have optimised the website FishChoice, which helps to consume fish and seafood in a sustainable fashion and not just maximise benefits and minimise risks. The tool has been developed in the framework of a project funded by the European Commission’s programme H2020

Researchers at the URV and the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV) have discovered why people with obesity not only accumulate glycogen in their muscles and liver, like other people, but also store it in their adipocytes, the cells that make up body fat. These fat cells stop working properly, causing the individual to develop insulin resistance and, potentially, type 2 diabetes. This is the first time that this metabolic pathway has been described and it makes glycogen a new player within the pathology of obesity