publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Bingeing, Self-restriction, and Increased Body Weight in Rats With Limited Access to a Sweet-fat Diet

Berner, Laura A.; Avena, Nicole M.; Hoebel, Bartley G.;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2008 Journal: Obesity, volume 16, pages 1,998-2,002 (issn: 1930-7381, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Objective: Prior research has shown that fasting alternated with a diet of standard rodent chow and a 10% sucrose solution produces bingeing on the sucrose, but animals remain at normal body weight. The present study investigated whether restricted access to a highly palatable combination of sugar and fat, without food deprivation, would instigate binge eating and also increase body weight. Methods and Procedures: Male rats were maintained for 25 days on one of four diets: (i) sweet-fat chow for 2 h/day followed by ad libitum standard chow, (ii) 2-h sweet-fat chow only 3 days/week and access to standard chow the rest of the time, (iii) ad libitum sweet-fat chow,...
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Sugar, Body weight, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.medical_specialty, Restricted access, Sucrose, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Binge eating, medicine.symptom, Fat diet, business.industry, business, Internal medicine
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