From The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research Contribution to Veterinary Science in Feline & Canine Diabetes & Obesity

Interesting research findings on obesity and diabetics in felines such as:

  • Insulin sensitivity was halved in cats which gained 44% of their bodyweight over 10 months.
  • (male cat) tendency to gain more fat than females when fed ad lib
  • Prevalence of diabetes in Burmese cats (in Australia and New Zealand) is approximately 1 in 50, compared to the non-Burmese population and for Burmese cats over 8 years of age, 1 in 10 have diabetes.
  • Unlike dogs and humans, cats do not exhibit a post-prandial increase in blood glucose in the first 2 hours after eating

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