Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Caption: Cardiac fibrosis (shown in purple), a hallmark of heart disease, is clearly increased in fruit flies on a high-sugar diet (right), as compared to flies on a normal diet (left).
Credit: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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