THE EFFECT OF PROGESTERONE ON THE QUANTITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF BODY FAT IN THE FEMALE RAT

in European Journal of Endocrinology
Authors: F. Galletti and A. Klopper
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ABSTRACT

Mature female rats given 3.14 mg progesterone daily for 20 days gained more weight than controls. Carcase analysis showed this extra weight to be due to an increased fat deposition. Immature females did not gain weight faster than controls and showed no enhanced fat deposition. When adult female rats were castrated they gained weight faster than intact animals but treating such castrated animals with progesterone did not cause an additional weight increase.

 

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