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The Effects Of Insulin On The Body

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Insulin was discovered by Banton and Best in 1922 (Nobelprize, 2009). Even though insulin cannot cure the diabetes, still one of the major discoveries in science. Lot of people with diabetes type 1 were saved from death. Moreover, with the regular use of their insulin, they could live a practically ordinary life. Insulin used to be gained only from non-human sources, example pigs and cows. Due to its origin, it was not entirely pure therefore the long term use may can cause damage in the body as it form immunological reactions by the immune system. The immune-system detects and identifies this non-human insulin as foreign particle and destroy it with antibodies. Nowadays, the advanced DNA technology has made available the human insulin for

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