Seasonal variation in the body fat of Japanese macaques Macaca fuscata

  title={Seasonal variation in the body fat of Japanese macaques Macaca fuscata},
  author={Yuzuru Hamada and Seiji Hayakawa and Juri Suzuki and Kunio Watanabe and Satoshi Ohkura},
Japanese macaques Macaca fuscata inhabit the Japanese archipelago where they experience markedly seasonal warm and cool temperate climates. Their reproduction and their nutritional status follow clearly seasonal patterns. Their status can be effectively evaluated based on their total body fat, but making such measurements has been difficult. In this study, the body fat of Japanese macaques was studied using Double Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). Adult males were found to have a median fat… CONTINUE READING
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