23 Feb 2010

Dolphins can turn diabetes on and off?

Scientists have apparently discovered that dolphins have the ability to turn off and on diabetes.

Researchers found that the animals can induce the condition when there is little food around and turn it off when food is abundant.

They believe it is a unique ability in the animal kingdom and results from the animal’s need to maintain high blood sugar levels to feed its big brain.

Photo: Tilen Genov / Morigenos

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