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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 October 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 43, p. nf82
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.43.nf82]


Caught With Their Proboscises in the Sugar Water

Flies on life-extending diet eat more than expected

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Like people who sneak downstairs at midnight for a slice of cake, calorie-restricted flies cheat on their diets. The hungry bugs lap up more food than scientists thought, according to a new study. The authors argue that researchers need to take a closer look at the animals' dining habits.

Citation: M. Leslie, Caught With Their Proboscises in the Sugar Water. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (43), nf82 (2005).

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