Maternal malnutrition in the rat: effects on food intake and body weight.

The effects of dietary protein level on food intake and body weight were examined in adult female rats during a 35-day pre-mating period and during gestation and lactation. During the pre-mating period, no differences in daily food intake were observed among rats fed a 6% casein, 8% casein or 25% casein diet. However, during this period, rats fed the 6… CONTINUE READING