Effects of weight gain and loss on metabolic rate, glucose tolerance, and serum lipids in domestic cats.

@article{Fettman1998EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of weight gain and loss on metabolic rate, glucose tolerance, and serum lipids in domestic cats.},
  author={Martin J. Fettman and Constance A Stanton and Laura L Banks and Danna E. Johnson and Dwayne W Hamar and R L Hegstad and Susan Johnston},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
Weight gain is a common problem in domestic cats, but little is known about its metabolic effects. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of diet-induced weight gain and subsequent weight loss on metabolic rate, body composition, and glucose tolerance. Gain of approximately 20 per cent body weight (divided approximately equally between fat and fat-free mass) over three months resulted in insulin resistance in females, indicated by increases in basal insulin concentration (68.2… CONTINUE READING

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