Regulation of dietary fat preference: Establishing a reproducible profile of dietary fat preference in rats

Jude Abadie, Maya Mathew, Michael Happel, Satendra Kumar, Anand Prasad, Arthur dela Houssaye, Chandan Prasad

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The mechanism(s) underlying preference for individual macronutrients (particularly fat) in diet are poorly understood. The greatest obstacle in designing experiments to define neurochemical determinants of fat preference lies in our ability to clearly identify animals' macronutrient preference (MP) profile. To this end, we have defined the role of several variables and suggested ways to design better studies to examine the mechanism of macronutrient preference. The results of these studies show that the paradigm used for MP analysis, genetics and age of the animal could clearly affect the MP profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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