Saturday, August 13, 2011

If Fat Dogs Are Cool, Could Fat People Be, Too?

ScienceDaily (Aug. 12, 2011) — Fat dogs are cool. And obese people may be, too. That's what research by a University of South Carolina Salkehatchie professor suggests.

Dr. Roberto Refinetti, a professor of psychology and associate dean, studied the relationship between body temperature and body weight in lean and obese dogs. His findings showed that obese dogs have lower body temperature than lean dogs, and the difference in temperature is enough to account for weight gain.



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