The hamster as a model for human ingestive behavior

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Hamsters are one of the less common rodent models used for the study of ingestive behavior. These animals can be a valuable tool for investigating certain aspects of human behavior and metabolism that cannot be replicated in rats and mice. This chapter will focus on two of those aspects: (i) the appetitive behaviors of food foraging and hoarding and (ii) stress-induced weight gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAppetite and Food Intake
Subtitle of host publicationCentral Control, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781498723176
ISBN (Print)9781498723169
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Harris, R. B. S. (2017). The hamster as a model for human ingestive behavior. In Appetite and Food Intake: Central Control, Second Edition (pp. 39-66). CRC Press.