White mouse…what is your purpose?  Lab rat, so to squeak!  Well, here you go again, a new study shows that mice that lost their sense of smell didn't gain weight --even when they ate the same high-fat diet as mice that could smell!

So does this mean the nose knows or not?  CBS News is reporting on the Cal Berkley study in which the mice that could smell just fine  packed on twice their normal weight!

Would you give up you sense of smell to maintain a healthy weight?  This research is one of the first studies that shows it if we control what we smell we can actually alter how the brain perceives energy balance.

I’m not big on cheese but the study raises the possibility that it could work in humans as well.  I think I would be willing to try!