A fascinating new piece of diabetes research indicates that some people do not develop diabetes, even whilst they eat a high-fat diet . Type 2 diabetes typically develops in people with high blood glucose levels, the body simply stops being able to deal with them.
According to the recent research, mice that lack an enzyme FIH (the same that influences the way the body responds to low oxygen levels and altitude) stay thin and do not develop type 2 diabetes even when fed a rich, fatty diet .
The team, at the University of California in San Diego, expected the mice to die. The effect on the mice could be linked directly with altitude. The research indicates that higher altitude and improved insulin sensitivity could be linked.

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