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Spillage behavior and thiamin deficiency in the rat.
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PMID:  7100295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food spillage, food intake and body weight of four groups of adult rats were monitored daily as they were fed varying responses of deficient, marginal, or high thiamin (B) diet. Food spillage was a more sensitive index of the dietary B1 then either food intake or body weight change. Animals fed the deficient B1 diet exhibited the greatest levels of food spillage followed by the animals fed the marginal B1 diet. Hypophagia and weight loss occurred only among animals fed the marginal B1 diet. Feeding the high B1 diet to animals previously given the deficient and marginal B1 diets completely eliminated the excessive food spillage, and food intake and body weight returned to control levels. These data support the use of spillage behavior as a useful screening tool for detecting behavioral effects of inadequate nutrient intake or chemical intoxication.
A R Tagliaferro; D A Levitsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-17     Completed Date:  1982-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  933-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Thiamine Deficiency / physiopathology*

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