Rosany C Couto

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of diets rich in n-6 and n-3 fatty acids on adipose tissue metabolism. Starting at weaning, male Wistar rats were fed ad libitum, for 8 weeks with one of the following diets: C, rat chow; S, rat chow containing 15 % (w/w) soyabean oil; F, rat chow containing 15 % (w/w) fish oil; SF, rat chow containing(More)
Although adrenal glucocorticoids were known to be important for adequate milk production, little is known about their effects on the metabolism of mammary glands during lactation. In this study, lactating Wistar rats on the 12th day of lactation were divided in the following groups: sham-operated (SO) and adrenalectomized (ADX) receiving no treatment; SO(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the effect of diets rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids on hepatic metabolism. METHODS Male Wistar rats, just weaned, were fed ad libitum for 8 wk with one of the following diets: rat chow (C), rat chow containing 15% (w/w) soybean oil (S), rat chow containing 15% (w/w) fish oil (F), and rat chow containing 15% soy bean and(More)
Lactating rats, with litters adjusted to 8 pups on day 1, were divided into 4 groups: control animals (C), which received water and Nuvilab chow ad libitum, and ethanol animals (E), which received 20% (E20), 10% (E10), or 5% (E5) ethanol diluted in the drinking water and Nuvilab chow ad libitum. On day 12 of life, the pups were weighed and decapitated. The(More)
Wistar lactating rats (8 pups per dam) had free access to either tap water (control group, C) or one of three concentrations of ethanol (E) in the drinking water: 5% (E5), 10% (E10), and 20% (E20). All animals received normal rat chow ad libitum and were killed on day 12 of lactation. Intake of both 10% and 20% ethanol solutions decreased food intake, dams'(More)
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