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Mice who ate fat - got fat - new study results

Postby Lightening Bug » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:55 am

The results of a study where mice were fed different diets showed that mice who had a fat diet gained the most weight, not from carbohydrates.

The study included 30 different diets that varied in their fat, carbohydrate (sugar) and protein contents. Mice of five different strains were fed these diets for 3 months, which is equivalent to 9 years in humans.

In total, over 100,000 measurements were made of the mice's body weight changes and their body fat was measured using a micro MRI machine. The result of this enormous study was unequivocal - the only thing that made the mice get fat was eating more fat in their diets. Carbohydrates, including up to 30% of calories coming from sugar, had no effect.

What wasn't published in this article is the kind of fat the mice were fed. Wonder if there would be a difference if it was unsaturated?

Thought some of you would find this of interest.

Take care, :D
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