Food Intake Studies
Creative Animodel is a leading biological commercial company dedicated to providing excellent services for the studies of food intake. We have a world-class team of experienced experts and various animal models for clients to investigate the mechanism of food intake, learn more about pharmacology, and screen drugs for the treatment of metabolic disease.
Why Should We Study Food Intake?
Food is consumed every day, and many processes in the body are dependent upon and continuously affected by what is eaten, and when and how it is ingested. Food intake strongly affects several diseases, like diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and degenerative pathologies, etc. That’s why it is important for us to study the food intake. It has been well-studied and recognized that the hormonal regulator cholecystokinin (CCK) is one of the food intake inhibitors, and the hormone-like medication used for type 2 diabetes can also reduce food intake. We need more studies to verify the factors that affect food intake and obtain more knowledge of metabolic disease mechanism for the drug discovery.
Fig 1. A scheme for the food intake (Woods S.C. et al, 1998).
Food Intake Studies at Creative Animodel
Voluntary food intake is related to the energy requirement of the animal, and the level of food intake reflects the individual state of the animal. We have comprehensive animal models to study food intake including mouse, rat, rabbit, pig, sheep, etc. By using suitable animal models and validated psychometric instruments, our experts can objectively assess the state of the animal, and perform an accurate quantitative assessment.
Our food intake studies take less time, and it is a necessary step for you to get more reliable results and information of pharmacology. In case a test substance has a bad taste or gives negative health effects, the consequence usually is that food intake is reduced as compared to the control group. In order to be able to judge the effects of the test substance, this necessitates that food intake in the control group is reduced to the same level as that in the test group. Through measuring the amount of food the test group eats, the control group receives a similar amount of food the next day or the next week. We can conduct a test on an individual basis or on a group basis. The experimental design and data analysis are made by our responsible scientists, judging the specific circumstances of a particular study. All of the parameters and results are available, like daily food intake, food types, daily water intake, daily body weight, and change in body weight, etc.
Creative Animodel has years of experience in the field of food intake studies. We are glad to provide high-quality solutions for the research of metabolic disease and supply effective assistance for the further study of your drug discovery. If you have any questions or specific requirements, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you in the future.
1. Woods, S.C.; et al. "Signals that regulate food intake and energy homeostasis" Science. 1998, 280(5368): 1378-1383.