Dolphins could cast light on diabetes prevention in humans

02/19/2010 | · Guardian (London), The

U.S. researchers examined blood samples from bottlenose dolphins and found that their blood chemistry after fasting was similar to that of humans with diabetes, while their blood after a meal resembled that of healthy people. The findings suggest that these dolphins could be the most naturalistic model for studying Type 2 diabetes in humans and could shed light on how the disease can be prevented, one of the researchers said.

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