Protein appetite demonstrated: learned specificity of protein cue preference to protein need in adult rats

Baker, Barbara J, Booth, D A, Duggan, J P and Gibson, E L (1987) Protein appetite demonstrated: learned specificity of protein cue preference to protein need in adult rats. Nutrition Research, 7 (5). pp. 481-487. ISSN 0271-5317

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Abstract

After food had been withheld for 4 hours, casein was infused into the stomach of rats while they drank a distinctively flavored non-nutritive fluid. On testing under the same food-deprivation, the rats showed conditioned preference for the flavor. When protein was infused during the deprivation period before the test, they did not prefer the flavor, although they did when equicaloric carbohydrate had been pre-infused. These results demonstrate for the first time a learned hunger specifically for protein.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0001 General Including influence of the environment > QP0136 Appetite
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX0341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015 13:06
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 13:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56546
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