13 July 2013

Protein-poor diet makes you fat

New insights into the causes of our raging obesity epidemic are coming from an unusual source: locusts.

Australian scientist Stephen Simpson’s speaking at Harvard University explained how an animal on a calorie-rich, but protein-poor diet will keep eating until it gets the protein it needs and balloon.“We found that same pattern in a whole range of other animals,” Simpson said. “The other omnivore we found it in was us.”

No comments: