Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years
OCTOBER 6, 2009
By destroying the health of baboons with fast food. Fast food is bad for you? Comuzzie, a nationally prominent obesity researcher and geneticist at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, recently induced metabolic syndrome — risk factors associated with the human epidemic of diabetes and heart disease — by making the baboons' high-fat diet tastier and adding a sweet drink flavored with high-fructose corn syrup.