Food deprivation increases the rat's preference for a fatty flavor over a sweet taste.

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Previous research indicates that food deprivation increases the rat's preference for high-fat over low-fat foods. Since these foods differ in their flavors and post-ingestive effects, both factors may be implicated. The present study investigated preferences in food deprived and non-deprived rats using non-nutritive mineral oil emulsion (MO) and saccharin… (More)

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