Choice of lard, but not total lard calories, damps adrenocorticotropin responses to restraint.

@article{Fleur2005ChoiceOL,
  title={Choice of lard, but not total lard calories, damps adrenocorticotropin responses to restraint.},
  author={Susanne E la Fleur and Hani Houshyar and Monica Roy and Mary F. Dallman},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={2193-9}
}
Although rats given the choice of eating high-density calories as concentrated sucrose solutions or lard exhibit reduced responsivity in the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis, rats fed high-fat diets have normal or augmented responses to stressors. To resolve this apparent discrepancy, we compared in adult male rats the effects of 7-d feeding with lard + chow (choice) to feeding a 50% lard-chow mixture (no-choice) and to chow only. Rats with choice composed diets with 50-60% total calories… CONTINUE READING

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