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Molecular link between diabetes and schizophrenia connects food and mood

ScienceDaily (2010-06-09) — Defects in insulin function — which occur in diabetes and obesity — could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Researchers have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin signaling in the brain and schizophrenia-like behaviors in mice. The findings offer a new perspective on the psychiatric and cognitive disorders that affect patients with diabetes and suggest new strategies for treating these conditions.

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