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Sugar is toxic to mice in "safe" doses


August 13, 2013

image of a mouse In a study, researchers found when mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar--the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily--females died at twice the normal rate and males were a quarter less likely to hold their territory and reproduce, according to a toxicity test developed at the University of Utah. Full Story

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