Sugar and Spite

Scientists at the University of Utah found that even moderate amounts of sugar could be toxic to the health and lifespan of mice. The mice were given the equivalent of 3 sugary sodas a day. “For the rodents on the sweetened diet, sugar accounted for 25 percent of their total calorie intake. Up to a quarter of Americans consume that proportion of sugar as part of their diets.” These findings aside, if you’re a lab mouse, being part of the sugar study is probably considered to be a pretty good gig.

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