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Computation of the effective body mass for metabolic studies of lean and obese rats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2761413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The whole-animal metabolic rates of lean and obese rats cannot be directly compared because obese rats have much greater body mass than lean rats. Expressing the results as metabolic rate per unit of body mass is also not satisfactory because lean and obese rats of the same size have different body compositions. To make possible comparisons between the two types of rats, metabolic rate must be expressed per unit of effective body mass. Effective body mass for lean and obese Zucker rats can be calculated as 1.00 M0.75 and 0.82 M0.75, respectively, where M is the mass of the animal.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Metabolism: clinical and experimental     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0026-0495     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab. Clin. Exp.     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-08     Completed Date:  1989-09-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375267     Medline TA:  Metabolism     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Environmental Stress, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition
Body Weight*
Energy Metabolism
Obesity / metabolism*
Oxygen Consumption
Rats, Zucker

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