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Scientists use bears in diabetes research - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 22, 2014

Medical Discovery News Scientists use bears in diabetes research

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00 am

While they are some of the largest bears on earth, Grizzly bears aren’t usually accused of being fat. Regardless, these animals are helping scientists discover new and better treatments for human obesity and diabetes.

Grizzlies spend the late summers consuming more than 50,000 calories per day. As a comparison, a moderately active 50-year-old human female is recommended 2,300.

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