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Effects of high fructose diet on body weight gain in rats in relation to emotional stress tolerance

Roman Budkevich; Juliana Gatina; Elena Budkevich;

The study aimed to investigate the dynamic of Wistar rat body mass under fructose intake in accordance to emotional stress tolerance (EST). The animals were tested for EST using the open field and divided into groups with high and low EST. Experimental animals were fed with 10 % fructose solution instead of water (control group).

The animals with high level of stress tolerance had stable body mass. Low stress tolerance was accompanied by excess increase of the body mass and serve as a risk factor for the excessive body mass.


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Keywords: fructose, body weight, emotional stress

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