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
StatePublished - 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.