Dietary l-leucine supplementation of lactating rats results in a tendency to increase lean/fat ratio associated to lower orexigenic neuropeptide expression in hypothalamus.

@article{Lpez2010DietaryLS,
  title={Dietary l-leucine supplementation of lactating rats results in a tendency to increase lean/fat ratio associated to lower orexigenic neuropeptide expression in hypothalamus.},
  author={Nora M N{\'u}{\~n}ez L{\'o}pez and Juana S{\'a}nchez and Catalina Pic{\'o} and Francisca Serra},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={1361-7}
}
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary leucine supplementation in lactating dams, particularly on energy homeostasis through signaling mechanisms in the central nervous system. Dams were fed ad libitum with standard diet during pregnancy (control dams) or supplemented with 2% leucine (leucine-supplemented dams) from delivery onwards. Food intake, body weight and composition were periodically recorded. Hypothalamus was collected at the end of lactation, and the expression of… CONTINUE READING