All you can eat and remain healthy

Wednesday 8 July 2015

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Mouse eats everything and still remains healthy

Campus researcher Cor Calkhoven (ERIBA) and his research group genetically altered a laboratory animal mouse in a way that he burns more fat than ordinary mice. The result is that the mouse stores less fat, has a healthier liver, less risk of diseases such as diabetes and, moreover, exhibits more physical activity. The results of the study were recently published in the journal EMBO Reports.

Unlimited food and still slim, stay fit and healthy and grow very old. Groningen and German researchers have developed a laboratory mouse with that dream properties. This super healthy mouse brings an "elixir of life" for a long and healthy life without dietary restrictions a step closer, that's what experts say.

Article Volkskrant 06/07/2015 [Dutch: Groningse muis eet alles en blijft toch gezond  - Wetenschap  de Volkskrant]