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Medical Minute discusses an unhealthy role of protein

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to have another unhealthy role. Id1 (eye-d-one) reduces the high-energy burning, heat-producing power of brown fat. That suggests the protein may be a significant risk factor for diabetes and obesity.

The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

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Brennan Meagher

Brennan Meagher is a communications coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her at 706-446-4806 or