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04 January 2011

Wildlife meets western diet

Processed foods may contribute to high cholesterol seen in certain species of wildlife such as foxes and racoons that are adopting an urban American diet, a new study finds.

Processed foods may contribute to high cholesterol seen in certain species of wildlife such as foxes and racoons that are adopting an urban American diet, a new study finds.

Foxes living in the city had significantly higher carbon and lower nitrogen values than foxes in adjacent rural areas. The urban foxes also had higher cholesterol levels.

 
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