Differential effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the behavior of male and female rats

Barbara J Morley, Steven L. Cohen, Alex Poplawsky

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Previous research has demonstrated that a high-carbohydrate diet can result in an increased level of brain serotonin. The link between this diet and behavior, however, has not been demonstrated. We now report that female rats raised on a high-carbohydrate diet have lower activity scores and disrupted avoidance performance in comparison with controls, but heart rate and body weight do not differ. Males appear not to be affected by this dietary manipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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Differential effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the behavior of male and female rats. / Morley, Barbara J; Cohen, Steven L.; Poplawsky, Alex.

In: Neuroscience Letters, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.01.1978, p. 347-352.

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