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Underfed pups in larger litters have decreased insulin levels and are lighter.

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posted on 21.02.2018 by Lyvianne Decourtye, Maud Clemessy, Erik Mire, Tatiana Ledent, Laurence Périn, Iain C. Robinson, Yves Le Bouc, Laurent Kappeler

Increasing the litter size of lactating dams from six (normally fed) to 10 pups (underfed) lower the offspring body weight in 7 days-old pups of both sexes. Data are presented as the mean ± SEM, analyzed by the student t-test, *** p < 0.001.