Effect of dietary lipid level on lipid passage rate and lipid absorption efficiency in American robins (Turdus migratorius)

@inproceedings{Zurovchak1999EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary lipid level on lipid passage rate and lipid absorption efficiency in American robins (Turdus migratorius)},
  author={Joseph G. Zurovchak and Edmund W. Stiles and Allen R. Place},
  year={1999}
}
Thrushes consume a variety of fruit that differ greatly in nutrient composition, especially lipid content. Thrushes may be efficient at extracting energy from fruit diets by changing how they digest meals differing in lipid content. We tested for this capability in American robins (Turdus migratorius) by acclimating them to diets differing in lipid content and measuring passage rate and absorption efficiency of ingested lipids with radiolabeled markers. Birds acclimated to high-lipid (26% and… CONTINUE READING

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