Sodium depletion increases rats' preferences for salted food.

  title={Sodium depletion increases rats' preferences for salted food.},
  author={Michael Bertino and Michael G Tordoff},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={102 4},
In contrast to humans, sodium-replete rats prefer dilute saline to water and do not prefer salted food to plain food. Sodium depletion is known to enhance the intake of and preference for salt provided in water. Here, we examined whether the context of the delivery vehicle for salt could influence salt intake and preference. This was done by studying the effects of sodium depletion on rats' preferences for salted food and salt water. In Experiment 1, rats were depleted of sodium by combined use… CONTINUE READING
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