Thursday, 3 November 2011
High fat diet & digestion of pythons
Interesting article to appear in Science this week reported in the National Geographic about the swelling of organs in pythons in the after-meal period. Reseachers shows that there is a link between blood high level of fatty acids and the swelling of organs. The purpose of this process is to speed up digestion. The remaining question is how lipids causes the swelling.