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Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of the Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene

  title={Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of the Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene},
  author={A. Dhar and Maryam Syed and D. Romero},
million people are affected in the US alone (1). T2DM is characterized by a decrease in cellular sensitivity to the insulin peptide hormone, resulting in a detrimental accumulation of glucose in the bloodstream where it is unable to be utilized for metabolism and storage purposes. High blood glucose levels have the potential to trigger fatal cardiovascular diseases, extensive organ damage, and neuropathy (2). Given the rising rates of T2DM and the severe health implications associated with it… Expand

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