But when you’re a mouse (or, perhaps, a human) and fattening food is all around, a new study finds that those with little or no ability to detect odors may have a key advantage. While mice with an intact sense of smell grow obese on a steady diet of high-fat chow, their littermates who have had their sense of smell expunged can eat the same food yet remain trim.
If you’re thinking this is a cautionary tale about the effect of enhancing gustatory delight on portion control, you’re on the wrong track.
— Read more at Does my sense of smell make me look fat? In mice, the answer seems to be yes at the Los Angeles Times.
Thanks, Robin! I love these articles that focus on the scientific aspects of the sense of smell. Keep ’em coming!
Good, glad it is interesting!
Very interesting article. Thanks!
My next weight loss scheme, ha!