Calorimetric study of the energetics of pregnancy in golden hamsters.

  title={Calorimetric study of the energetics of pregnancy in golden hamsters.},
  author={V S Quek and Paul Trayhurn},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={259 4 Pt 2},
The energetics of pregnancy have been assessed in the golden hamster, using continuous whole body indirect calorimetry to determine energy expenditure throughout gestation. Energy intake was unchanged during pregnancy, either on a daily or cumulative basis. The total energy expenditure per animal was, however, significantly higher (14%) in pregnant hamsters than in virgin control animals. The increase in total expenditure was the result of increases in daily energy expenditure over the last one… CONTINUE READING