Meal-feeding studies in mice: effects of diet on blood lipids and energy expenditure.

To identify optimal study-design conditions to investigate lipid metabolism, male, C57BL/6J mice (age, 59 +/- 3 days) were allotted to eight groups, with six animals per group that were stratified by three factors: diet type (high fat [HF]: 60% of energy from fat versus that of a standard rodent diet, 14% fat, fed for 7 weeks), feeding regimen (ad libitum… CONTINUE READING