Journal article

A model of emotional stress-induced binge eating in female mice with no history of food restriction

Roberta G Anversa, Erin J Campbell, Sarah S Ch'ng, Andrea Gogos, Andrew J Lawrence, Robyn M Brown

Genes, Brain and Behavior | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Overeating is a major contributing factor to obesity and related health complications. For women, in particular, negative emotions such as stress strongly influence eating behavior and bingeing episodes. Modeling this type of binge eating in rodents presents challenges: firstly, stress-induced anorexia is commonly observed in rodents therefore a mild stressor is required in order to observe an orexigenic effect. Second, many studies report using calorie restriction to observe the required behavior; yet this does not necessarily reflect the human condition. Thus, the aim of this study was to develop a model of emotional stress-induced bingeing independent of caloric restriction. Female and ma..

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