The Washington Times - March 21, 2009, 11:00AM

Researchers have discovered a gene that, when turned off, allows mice to eat all the carbs they want without getting fat, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

The gene, located in the liver, helps turn excess glucose into fatty acids. Two groups of mice were fed an all-carb, low-fat diet, and the ones with the turned-off gene were 40% leaner and less susceptible to heart diease, researchers found.

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Hey!  Why are the mice getting all the good food research?

Due to an accident in the lab, researchers now are trying to find a way to overstimulate the mouse-hunting gene in cats.

Pigs have long set the standard for overeating.  If we allow mice to gorge themselves, what will pigs do?  They’ll be out of work.