Padmanabha D, Baker KD. Drosophila gains traction as a repurposed tool to investigate metabolism. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Apr 22. pii: S1043-2760(14)00058-7. PMID: 24768030.
From the abstract: "... the Drosophila system is being used to identify human disease genes and has the potential to model successfully human disorders that center on excessive caloric intake and metabolic dysfunction, including diet-induced lipotoxicity and type 2 diabetes. ..."