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Mourning doves do not need to watch their figures

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Mourning dove photo by Peter Wallack via Wikimedia Commons 

So jealous.

Research presented by Anthony Basile, graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Sweazea at Arizona State University, at Experimental Biology 2019 examined how mourning doves would respond to a diet high in saturated fats. He reported on how mice fed a similar diet develop pathological changes in hormones and metabolism, as would be expected. But, doves fed a similar diet did not seem to show any notable changes in metabolism.

Categories: Comparative Physiology

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