Environmental Influences on the Manifestation of Diabetes Mellitus in Chinese Hamsters

  • G. C. Gerritsen
  • M. C. Blanks
  • F. L. Schmidt
  • W. E. Dulin


It is well known that external and internal environmental factors can influence the development of diabetes mellitus if the proper genotype is present. Such factors as obesity (6,19,43) and diet (12,13,65), as well as age, hormones, drugs, and liver disorders (57) can affect glucose tolerance. Even in monozygotic twins, who have identical genotypes, there is a high degree of discordance in a variety of parameters associated with diabetes (7,3639,47,54,63,64).


Diet Limitation Mouse Chow Diabetic Parent Limit Food Intake Diabetic Hamster 
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  • G. C. Gerritsen
  • M. C. Blanks
  • F. L. Schmidt
  • W. E. Dulin

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