Gonadal and photoperiodic control of seasonal body weight changes in male voles.

@article{Dark1984GonadalAP,
  title={Gonadal and photoperiodic control of seasonal body weight changes in male voles.},
  author={John Dark and Irving Zucker},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={247 1 Pt 2},
  pages={R84-8}
}
After 15 wk in a short photoperiod (10 h of light/day), adult male voles weighed 25% less and consumed 33% less food than did voles in a long photoperiod (14 h light/day). Neither body weight nor food intake differed among long- and short-day castrated voles. After 19 wk, castrated long-day voles weighed less than did intact animals. Voles reduced their body weight during the first 15 wk in the short photoperiod and increased their body mass during the succeeding 15 wk. Body mass of short-day… CONTINUE READING