Increased intake of water and NaCl solutions in omega-3 fatty acid deficient monkeys.

@article{Reisbick1991IncreasedIO,
  title={Increased intake of water and NaCl solutions in omega-3 fatty acid deficient monkeys.},
  author={S Reisbick and Martha D Neuringer and William E. Connor and S A Iliff-Sizemore},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1991},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1139-46}
}
We previously reported that long-term omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is associated with increased water intake in rhesus monkeys. To determine whether the increase was specific to water, intakes of salt solutions were measured in 15-minute single-bottle tests. Deficient monkeys drank at least twice as much of all NaCl concentrations as controls. Overall intake decreased as salt concentration increased. In 2-bottle preference tests, deficient monkeys again drank more total fluid but neither… CONTINUE READING