envi sci 5 - My Friday report is about how fat, or obese,...

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My Friday report is about how fat, or obese, mice can get the same lifestyle benefits as that of a thin mouse like healthier and longer because of it. The mice that appear to look unhealthy and obese are getting these benefits form consuming red wine extracts. This study was conducted by the Harvard medical school and National Institute on Ageing. The wine extracts contain an ingredient called Resveratrol. When resveratrol is consumed it can lower the rate of diabetes, liver problems and other diseases that are set on with fat- related illnesses that affect mice. The rate of death decreased by 31% for obese mice taking this supplement verses the fat mice who didn’t take it. Not only did these diseases not occur in them but their organs, that should have looked in bad shape look perfectly normal and healthier then usual. The ingredient, which also has shown to increase the life of regular mice that are healthy, has yet to be tested in humans and they are unsure of the affects it will have on us mainly because they are not sure why it helps humans.
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WASHINGTON - Obese mice on a high-fat diet got the benefits of being thin _ living healthier, longer lives _ without the pain of dieting when they consumed huge doses of red wine extract, according to a landmark new study. It's far too early to know if this would work in people, scientists said. But several were excited by the findings, calling it promising and even "spectacular. "The study by the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Aging shows that heavy doses of the red wine ingredient, resveratrol, lowers the rate of diabetes, liver problems and other fat-related ill effects in obese mice. Fat- related deaths dropped 31 percent for obese mice on the supplement, compared to fat mice that got no
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