Why does glucose make you fat?

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New Delhi, Jun 01 (ANI): A team of scientists has explored the reasons behind why glucose is fattening. According to the study, the researchers found and examined specialised compartments inside the cell to reveal the role of a molecule termed NAD+ in turning on genes that make fat cells. Glucose is the energy that fuels cells and the body likes to store glucose for later use. But too much glucose can contribute to obesity, and scientists have long wanted to understand what happens within a cell to tip the balance. A Google search for NAD+ revealed that the molecule is found in every cell of the body and that some scientists believe that boosting its production may be tied to better health and to the slowing down of the aging process. NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It's a molecule found inside cells in the body that helps transfer energy between molecules. NAD+ is believed to play important roles in longevity, aging, and diseases ranging from eurodegenerative disorders to cancer.

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