Refeeding after various times of ingestion of a low protein diet: effects on food intake and body weight in rats.

Rats born of protein-deprived mothers were fed on a low protein (LP) diet (5% casein) from weaning. In each time sequence (0, 1, 3, 5, 8 and 16 weeks after weaning), 12 of them were refed on an isocaloric well-balanced diet (18% casein) for 2 weeks. Food intake, body and adipose tissue weights and protein efficiency ratio (PER) were measured in the refed… CONTINUE READING