Science: Slow, Fat & Attractive

Overweight men & women sometimes take thyroxine* to burn up excess fat and make their figures slimmer and more attractive. Hogs may soon be fed thiouracil, the opposite of thyroxine, to make their figures fatter and more attractive.

Thiouracil is a synthetic drug which slows metabolism, the rate at which the body burns its fuel-food. Recently Dr. George Van Der Noot and others of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station mixed 0.25% of this biological fire extinguisher in the feed of gilts and barrows (young female and castrated male hogs). The results were cheering to farmers. The slowed-down hogs invested their...

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