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The influence of protein on food consumption in the rat
- Rosen, M., Levinger, I. M.
- Laboratory animals 1972 v.6 no.3 pp. 287-293
- food consumption, high protein diet, laboratory animals, males, rats
- Food consumption was compared in male rats offered a free choice between a protein-rich and a protein-poor diet. It was found that the animals grew faster and showed a very strong preference for the protein-rich diet. The preference for the diet was in accordance with the amount of protein necessary for the growth of the animals.