Critical role of food amount for prefeeding corticosterone peak in rats.

@article{Honma1983CriticalRO,
  title={Critical role of food amount for prefeeding corticosterone peak in rats.},
  author={Ken ichi Honma and Sato Honma and Tsutomu Hiroshige},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={245 3},
  pages={R339-44}
}
The effects of food on plasma corticosterone levels were examined in rats under restricted daily feeding or prolonged food deprivation. High hormone levels before feeding were observed when the daily meal was restricted to 2 h at a fixed time of day, but it was not detected when food availability was extended to 6 h. The amount of food intake under the latter condition was comparable to that in 24 h of ad libitum feeding. After the termination of restricted feeding, the prefeeding hormone peak… CONTINUE READING