Overfed Fruit Flies Develop Insulin Resistance; Represent New Tool to Study Human Diabetes, Southern Methodist University Study

Published: Jun 06, 2012

Researchers find that fruit flies overloading on carbs and protein not only gain weight but have shortened life spans -- and develop insulin resistance, a hallmark of Type 2 human diabetes. With Type 2 human diabetes climbing at alarming rates in the United States, researchers are seeking treatments for the disease, which has been linked to obesity and poor diet.

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