Interference with vagal nerve activity prevents hypertension and diabetes in mice  According to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, diabetes and hypertension in mice can be prevented by interrupting nerve signals to the liver. The finding was reported in an issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.

Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D., professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology, said that interrupting vagal nerve signaling can prevent the development of hypertension and diabetes at least in mice.

Semenkovich remarked that he is not sure as of now if this works for humans but expect that alteration of vagal nerve activity can offer a novel approach to treat the common metabolic disorders.