Food hoarding is increased by food deprivation and decreased by leptin treatment in Syrian hamsters.

@article{Buckley2003FoodHI,
  title={Food hoarding is increased by food deprivation and decreased by leptin treatment in Syrian hamsters.},
  author={Carolyn A Buckley and Jill E. Schneider},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={285 5},
  pages={R1021-9}
}
Compensatory increases in food intake are commonly observed after a period of food deprivation in many species, including laboratory rats and mice. Thus it is interesting that Syrian hamsters fail to increase food intake after a period of food deprivation, despite a fall in plasma leptin concentrations similar to those seen in food-deprived rats and mice. In previous laboratory studies, food-deprived Syrian hamsters increased the amount of food hoarded. We hypothesized that leptin treatment… CONTINUE READING