You think you've got troubles trying to zip your pants after one too many trips to the buffet table? Try having six thighs that rub together. That's what fruit flies must contend with when they over indulge on a diet that's high in fat and calories.
It turns out that even the humble Drosophila is subject to obesity and many of the same metabolic diseases as we humans are, including high cholesterol and diabetes when they make poor dietary choices. Who knew?
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