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Changes in organ growth with feeding pattern. The influence of feeding frequency on the circadian rhythm of protein synthesis in the rat.
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PMID:  671094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of eating one large meal rather than several small meals per day on protein metabolism and the growth of individual organs was investigated in young male rats. Meal-eating did not affect the rate of protein catabolism in liver, kidney, small intestine, or spleen in vivo compared with continously fed control animals that consumed the same total amount of food. A circadian rhythm of protein synthesis was found in liver and kidney slices taken from normal rats killed at various times; starvation reduced the magnitude of protein synthesis but did not alter its cyclical nature. Consumption of the daily food all in one meal distorted the circadian rhythm, particularly when it was taken in the morning, and a morning meal increased the total 24 hour synthesis of protein in liver whereas an evening meal did not. Meal-feeding in the morning increased the weights of the liver, small intestine and tibia compared with continuously fed rats, but meal-feeding in the evening did not.
R C Pocknee; F W Heaton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-25     Completed Date:  1978-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1266-73     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Development
Circadian Rhythm
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Intestine, Small / physiology
Kidney / physiology
Liver / physiology
Muscles / physiology
Organ Size*
Protein Biosynthesis*
Spleen / physiology

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