Table 1

Food intake in saline- and LPS-treated male F344 rats

Time PeriodFood Intake
SalineLPSRatio LPS/Saline
g/rat
8:00 AM–2:00 PM0.50.30.6
2:00 PM–8:00 PM4.11.50.37
8:00 PM–2:00 AM6.02.20.36
2:00 AM–8:00 AM5.43.10.57
Total16.07.40.46

All animals had free access to water. For the saline-treated rats, values are the means of two cages (five rats). For the LPS-treated animals, values are the means of four cages (10 rats) for the 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM periods, and two cages (five rats) for the 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM, 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM, and entire 24-h (total) periods.