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The type of fat affects weight gain in rats
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OBESE RATS FED A HIGH PALM OIL DIET gained more weight than those fed a high soybean oil diet. Weight increased 16 percent on the high palm oil diet compared to 10 percent on the soybean oil diet compared to no weight gain for those fed a low-fat diet. The body weight of naturally lean rats was not affected by the high-fat diets. The high-fat and low-fat diets contained 65 percent fat and 15 percent fat, respectively. This suggests that certain types of dietary fat may be more fattening in genetically susceptible individuals.
Loh MY; Flatt WP; Martin RJ; Hausman DB. Dietary fat type and level influence adiposity development in obese but not lean Zucker rats. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1998 May, 218(1):38-44.
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