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Rats with hypothalamic knife cuts overeat an unpalatable diet

Authors
Journal
Physiology & Behavior
0031-9384
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0031-9384(79)90353-6
Keywords
  • Hypothalamic Knife Cuts
  • Diet Palatability

Abstract

Abstract Female rats with bilateral parasagittal knife cuts between the ventromedial and lateral hypothalamus were fed a demonstrably unpalatable 0.4% quinine high-fat diet. These rats overate and maintained their body weights significantly above those of same-diet control animals. These results are similar to previous findings in this laboratory obtained from rats with ventromedial hypothalamic lesions.

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