Contact: Annalisa Purser
University of Utah
Caption: University of Utah biology professor Wayne Potts, left, and former Ph.D. student James Ruff conducted a new study showing that sugar is toxic to mice in doses proportional to those now considered safe for humans -- the equivalent of a health human diet plus three sweetened soda drinks daily. They are standing in one of their "mouse barns," which were used for a new, sensitive toxicity test in which house mice compete for territory in a more natural environment than small cages.
Credit: Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah.
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