Spontaneous activity and adipose cellularity in the genetically obese Zucker rat (fafa).

The development of spontaneous activity was studied in obese and lean Zucker rats. Rats were given access to activity wheels for 3 hr/day before weaning and for 24 hr/day after weaning. Zucker obese rats are less active than lean rats. This decreased activity occurs at weaning and follows the onset of hyperphagia and obesity. At 8 wk of age exercised lean… CONTINUE READING