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The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

Radio Health Journal

Release Date: 01/16/2022

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In research, scientists aim to create an environment that reflects humans as closely as possible. Many times, these models are found in mice. But how accurate are mice at showing what will happen in humans? Dr. Donna Arnett discusses what we should keep in mind when reading about mice studies.   Learn more at:

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