diabetes

Science
9:47 am
Wed August 6, 2014

How A Fat Grizzly Bear Could One Day Help Humans Avoid Diabetes

Washington State University is home to the nation's only captive grizzly bear research center.
Courtney Flatt

Washington State University’s mascot is the cougar, but the university is also home to the nation’s only captive grizzly bear research center. A new study involving those bears yields insights into possible therapies for human obesity and diabetes.

Grizzly bears pile on the fat every autumn. But in their obese state through hibernation, they don’t appear to suffer health consequences like overweight humans do.

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disease, diet and ethnicity
1:35 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Despite healthy image, Japanese-Americans' diabetes risk higher

Diabetes is on the rise, especially among ethnic minorities. Hispanics and blacks are nearly twice as likely as whites to die of diabetes, and the rate is even higher for and Native Americans. Even Japanese Americans, despite their healthier image, have a higher than average risk of diabetes.

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