Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 21 September 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 38, p. nf75
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.38.nf75]

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Plumbing Problem

Lymph system malfunctions might promote obesity

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/38/nf75

Abstract: For some patients, obesity could be a matter of bad drainage, a new study suggests. The work shows that mice with defective lymphatic systems amass fat. The results suggest a possible explanation for some cases of human obesity.

Citation: M. Leslie, Plumbing Problem. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (38), nf75 (2005).

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