on July 30, 2010

Age and weight affect diabetic conditions in cats

The findings indicate body weight gain is more likely than dry-type diets to induce the pre-diabetic conditions of insulin resistance and secretion dysfunction

High dietary carbohydrate is suggested to promote development of diabetes mellitus in cats. Glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion were assessed in young (median 1.1 years) and mature (median 5.8 years) sexually intact females of a large feline colony in which only dry-type diets (35% metabolizable energy as carbohydrate)…

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