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Could Electromagnetic Fields Treat Diabetes? These Scientists Think So

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Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per day normalizes blood sugar and insulin resistance, researchers at the University of Iowa have found.The unexpected and surprising discovery raises the possibility of using electromagnetic fields (EMFs) as a remote control to manage type 2 diabetes.

According to a statement from the university, the effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in diabetic mice have been "long-lasting, opening the possibility of an EMF therapy that can be applied during sleep to manage diabetes all day."

EMFs, it's been indicated by the new study, alter the balance of oxidants and antioxidants in the liver, improving the body's response to insulin. This effect is mediated by small reactive molecules that seem to function as "magnetic antennae."