July 2 2012, 11:24 am PT | Posted in: Other
Snippet from the article:
Last summer a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set out to better understand the effects of yogurt on obesity. They were following up on the results of a long-term study from the Harvard School of Public Health that had suggested yogurt, more than any other food, helped to prevent age-related weight gain. The M.I.T. team, led by cancer biologist Susan Erdman and evolutionary geneticist Eric Alm, wanted to replicate the work in mice. The researchers took a group of 40 males and 40 females and either fed the animals a high-fat, low-fiber, low-nutrient diet meant to mimic junk food or fed them standard mouse meals. They then supplemented half of each diet group with vanilla-flavored yogurt.
Read the rest at Scientific American — Mice That Eat Yogurt Have Larger Testicles
Mice that eat more yogurt have bigger testicles, are more fertile, produce more frequent pregnancies, and generally healthier offspring. Researchers also saw that these mice had “10 times the active follicle density of other mice“. In humans, I would suspect that the larger testicles could add to the DHT problem, creating more balding in men.