Effect of the light-dark cycle on neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to scheduled feeding

Saul Balagura, Lindy E. Harrell, Edward Roy

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Abstract

Rats, nocturnal animals, adapt both behaviorally and physiologically to a restricted feeding schedule. Such adaptations occur faster and more efficiently during the dark portion of a light-dark cycle as indicated by measurements of latency to eat, amount of food consumed, body weight, and insulin levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1975
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Body weight
  • Conditioned insulin release
  • Food intake
  • Insulin
  • Restricted feeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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