ARE BLIND FISH THE AN­SWER?

Diabetic Living - - YOUR HEALTHY LIFE -

In the dark caves of Mex­ico swim fat,

eye­less cave­fish: Mex­i­can te­tra

(Astyanax mex­i­canas). Har­vard re­searchers have taken an in­ter­est, af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the fish are re­sis­tant to in­sulin, yet per­fectly healthy. “Evo­lu­tion has tried a lot of gene vari­ants over mil­lions of years and I think that’s smarter than any­thing we can come up with,” says Ni­co­las Rohner, a co-au­thor of the study. “It

would be silly not to look.”

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