Why don't pigs get diabetes? Explanations for variations in diabetes susceptibility in human populations living in a diabetogenic environment

Gerstein, Hertzel C.; Waltman, Laura
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/3/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
This article examines variations in diabetes susceptibility in human populations living in a diabetogenic environment. It is inferred that susceptibility and resistance to diabetes may be related to environmental pressures. These pressures suggest that metabolic consequences of a diabetogenic environment stems from domesticated cows and pigs selectively bred for their ability to efficiently accumulate and store energy for human consumption.


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