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Jaap Seidell, a nutrition and health researcher at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam who has studied the link between weight gain in pets and their owners, contends that the data presented in the study could be explained by lifestyle factors.
"This is an interesting collection of data, but it's very difficult to interpret them," Seidell says. Pets and feral animals might very well be subject to changes in our eating patterns, and there isn't enough information to conclude that the captive animals are exempt from such influences, he adds. Other factors may also have changed. For example, over the past 30 years the number of rodents housed in each cage may have altered -- which could very well affect the amount of exercise they get.
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