Can dietary macronutrient preference profile serve as a predictor of voluntary alcohol consumption?

Anand Prasad, Jude M. Abadie, Chandan Prasad

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Abstract

A diet rich in protein has been shown to increase voluntary alcohol consumption (VAC) in a variety of animal species. Macronutrient preference (MP) profile varies widely among different outbred rats of the same strain. Using outbred Sprague-Dawley rats and two inbred selected strains of rats (P and NP) that are known for large differences in alcohol preference, we have examined whether 1) there is a relationship between MP profile and VAC and 2) MP profile can be a predictor of VAC. Results of these studies show 1) wide animal-to-animal variations in both the MP and VC and 2) the presence of an association between MP profile and VAC in P and NP but not Sprague-Dawley rats. Therefore, we conclude that MP profile may not serve as a reliable predictor of VAC in a nonselected population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-489
Number of pages5
JournalAlcohol
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohol preference
  • Carbohydrate preference
  • Fat preference
  • Macronutrient preference
  • Protein preference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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