Archive - January 20, 2016

Animals and diabetes: Sociable chimps less likely to get type 2, and other strange studies with human implications

The relationship between animals and diabetes has always been significant. The first type of insulin to be administered to humans to control blood glucose levels was animal insulin derived from cows and pigs, after all.

Animal insulin was gradually replaced by human insulin in the 1980s (animal insulin is still available on prescription), but in recent years a wave of stories has emerged detailing complex relationships between animals and the mechanisms of diabetes. The most recent of these is a study reporting that more sociable chimpanzees are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

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