Patrick Wilken wrote:
> Keep in mind that rats are nocturnal animals and we are diurnal. This makes
> them less than an ideal test model for humans (there cycles aren't simply
> reversed from ours, but are different).
This is a big problem with animal tests. They often don't apply to humans. As noted in my _Nutrients_Catalog_, many vitamins such as B7, B8, B9, B10, and B11 were proven in animal experiments, and then later we found out that they don't apply to humans at all.
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