Chronic stress, energy balance and adiposity in female rats

  title={Chronic stress, energy balance and adiposity in female rats},
  author={Matia B. Solomon and Ryan Jankord and Jonathan N. Flak and James P Herman},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
Stress preferentially increases the consumption of high fat foods in women, suggesting the interaction of these two factors may disproportionately predispose women toward excess weight gain. In the present study, female rats were exposed to a chronic high fat or chow diet and were exposed to 4weeks of chronic variable stress (CVS) or served as home cage controls. Control females exposed to a high fat diet displayed many symptoms of the metabolic syndrome including increased body weight gain… CONTINUE READING


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