Monday, March 09, 2009

Junk food makes zebrafish sick

Here's proof that hamburgers are bad for you. Scientists used transparent zebrafish embryos to study the effects of a bad diet. Here is a picture of a zebrafish with a special red dye used to show blood vessel problems.

The red area is bad plaque in arteries, and the green area is growing bones. Note the culprit front and center, the tiny hamburgers that the zebrafish ate.