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Starving Orangutans Might Help to Better Understand Obesity and Eating Disorders in Humans

December 13, 2011

mother and baby orangutan New research published today in Biology Letters, a journal of the Royal Society, examining how endangered Indonesian orangutans--considered a close relative of humans--survive during times of extreme food scarcity might help scientists better understand eating disorders and obesity in humans. Full Story

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