Insulin and metabolic efficiency in rats. I. Effects of sucrose feeding and BAT axotomy.

@article{Bartness1986InsulinAM,
  title={Insulin and metabolic efficiency in rats. I. Effects of sucrose feeding and BAT axotomy.},
  author={Timothy J Bartness and Charles J. Billington and Allen Stuart Levine and J Eileen Morley and Dennis M. Brown and Neil E. Rowland},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={251 6 Pt 2},
  pages={R1109-17}
}
The role of insulin and brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis in metabolic efficiency (ME, the efficiency of body wt gain) was examined in rats with varied basal insulin status. Long-lasting insulin was administered using a protocol that did not alter food intake, yet increased ME in both groups. Half the rats were fed sucrose to stimulate BAT growth and… CONTINUE READING