Long-term postpartum anxiety and depression-like behavior in mother rats subjected to maternal separation are ameliorated by palatable high fat diet.
The studies cited above collectively illustrate the need for a clinically relevant model to test the hypothesis that modulation of dietary fat contributes to sex differences in motivational states.
In rats, a high-fat meal induced greater release of accumbal dopamine, which is a potent reward signal [ 27 ].
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Male anterior tibialis weight was unaltered by housing, but elevated by diet Fig.
Description: SS increased the feed latency ratio for males to comparable levels on either diet Fig. Metabolic control of food intake and estrous cycles in syrian hamsters.