Food intake, energy balance and serum leptin concentrations in rats fed low-protein diets.


Studies examining the effects of low-protein diets on food intake and body weight have shown varied results. Many researchers have found low dietary protein to increase food intake, while others have found no effect or even a decrease. In 63 male Sprague-Dawley rats, we examined several low levels of dietary protein (2%, 5%, 8%, 10%, 15% vs. 20% casein) to… (More)