Selection of an intact casein or casein hydrolysate diet by rats submitted to protein deprivation and bowel resection.

@article{Ribeiro1998SelectionOA,
  title={Selection of an intact casein or casein hydrolysate diet by rats submitted to protein deprivation and bowel resection.},
  author={Rosane Pilot Pessa Ribeiro and Luciana Mello de Oliveira and Jos{\'e} Elui dos Santos},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1998},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={185-9}
}
The feeding preference of normal rats (n = 14), malnourished rats (n = 14), and enterectomized rats (n = 16) was determined in a situation of free choice of three complete solid diets which only differed in extent of protein polymerization: intact casein, casein hydrolysate, and an amino acid mixture with a composition similar to that of casein. The animals were housed in metabolic cages for 30 days and allowed to freely choose among the three diets presented simultaneously. All three groups… CONTINUE READING