High-fat diet-induced obesity in animal models.

@article{Hariri2010HighfatDO,
  title={High-fat diet-induced obesity in animal models.},
  author={Niloofar Hariri and Louise Thibault},
  journal={Nutrition research reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={270-99}
}
Epidemiological studies have shown a positive relationship between dietary fat intake and obesity. Since rats and mice show a similar relationship, they are considered an appropriate model for studying dietary obesity. The present paper describes the history of using high-fat diets to induce obesity in animals, aims to clarify the consequences of changing the amount and type of dietary fats on weight gain, body composition and adipose tissue cellularity, and explores the contribution of… CONTINUE READING
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