Analysis of cyclic feed intake in rats fed on a zinc-deficient diet and the level of dihydropyrimidinase (EC 3.5.2.2).

The body weight and feed intake of rats fed on a Zn-deficient diet for 28 d were reduced compared with those of control rats. The feed intakes of the Zn-deficient and control groups during the period were 10.2 (SE 0.3) and 15.7 (SE 0.2) g/d respectively. Cyclic variations in feed intake and body-weight changes were found in analysis not only of all the data… (More)