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Cougars Study Bears to Find Healthier Humans — Dave’s Diary

Researchers at W.S.U. are working on the perfect Christmas present.  If it’s all you want for Christmas—the ability to eat whatever you want without having to worry about getting fat or developing heart disease I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that it IS possible. The bad news is –to do it- you have to be a grizzly

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Grizzlies can weigh up to one-thousand pounds and eat up to 58,000 calories per day without suffering from any of the ill-effects of obesity.  Before hibernating, grizzlies eat around 100lbs worth of nuts, salmon and berries, which increases their cholesterol and causes their blood pressure to jump – but unlike humans, they do not suffer from heart attacks, clogged arteries, or diabetes.

The drug company, Amgen is now study 12 of these bears, held in captivity at Washington State University to discover their weight loss secrets and try to see if there’s a way to help humans with their findings (Daily Mail)

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