UNIT 9.23C Sugar Bingeing in Rats
Published Online: 1 AUG 2006
Copyright © 2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
M. Avena, N., Rada, P. and Hoebel, B. G. 2006. Sugar Bingeing in Rats. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 36:9.23C:9.23C.1–9.23C.6.
- Published Online: 1 AUG 2006
- Published Print: JUL 2006
Bingeing behavior is characteristic of many eating disorders. This unit describes an animal model of sugar bingeing. This model has been used successfully to elicit behavioral and neurochemical signs of sugar dependence in rats, e.g., indices of bingeing, withdrawal, increased intake after abstinence (deprivation effect), cross-sensitization with amphetamine, and increases in dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens due to repeated bingeing.
- eating disorder;