Maynooth researchers make breakthrough with diabetes research

Irish scientists discover new compound that mimics biological effects of exercise to lower blood sugar levels

Researchers at Maynooth University claim to have discovered a diabetes treatment with the same effect as going to the gym.

The new compound can lower blood sugar levels and reduce weight gain experienced by most type II sufferers.

It works by mimicking the biological effects of exercise on the body.

The breakthrough comes at a time when diabetes is reaching epidemic levels.

An estimated 200,000 people in Ireland suffer from diabetes.