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How dietary fat affects stem cell differentiation


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Dietary fats are converted into lipids, which make up the membranes that surround all living cells.

Type of fat consumed may determine whether stem cells are converted into bone cells or fat cells.

The fats become robustly incorporated into the membranes of our cells.

Could dramatically change the composition and function of those membranes.

Provides insight into the many connections between dietary fats and a variety of clinical outcomes.

The study was published in the Science Advances journal.

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Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at UTHealth.


Medical school in Houston, Texas.


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