Diurnal and nocturnal nursing behavior in the OLETF rat.

Abstract

The Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rat model of obesity has been recently found to develop hyperphagia and obesity early in life. Our goal was to investigate the dams' nursing behavior during the day and the night in order to elucidate their contribution to the pre-obesity of the pups. We examined nursing bout number, length, posture, initiative… (More)

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