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Bartov, I.
Nonpathological fattening of a bird occurs when the amount of energy consumed exceeds its requirements for maintenance and growth. Dietary energy and protein levels, particularly the ratio of these two, are the main dietary factors affecting fatness. Consumption of diets low in protein results in excess energy intake and an increased hepatic lipogenesis. Excess protein has the opposite effect. It also increases the energy expenditure required to dispose of excess amino acids in the body. Severe deficiency of a specific amino acid does not increase fattening. The degree of fattening, particularly of the liver, induced by corticosterone injection is greater in birds fed diets containing a wide energy-to-protein ratio in comparison to a narrow ratio. The content of dietary fat per se does not affect carcass fat concentration although it alters the rate of liver fatty acid synthesis. The dietary fatty acid composition affects the composition of tissue fatty acids. Consumption of diets containing vegetable oils or high in protein increases the degree of unsaturation of tissue fat and thereby its susceptibility to oxidation. Dietary dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate increases the stability of the lipids of adipose and muscle tissue of chicks with relatively saturated body fat, but the dietary effectiveness of this vitamin in improving the stability of tissues of birds having relatively unsaturated fat is limited.
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Nutritional factors affecting quantity and quality of carcass fat in chickens.
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Bartov, I.
Nutritional factors affecting quantity and quality of carcass fat in chickens.
Nonpathological fattening of a bird occurs when the amount of energy consumed exceeds its requirements for maintenance and growth. Dietary energy and protein levels, particularly the ratio of these two, are the main dietary factors affecting fatness. Consumption of diets low in protein results in excess energy intake and an increased hepatic lipogenesis. Excess protein has the opposite effect. It also increases the energy expenditure required to dispose of excess amino acids in the body. Severe deficiency of a specific amino acid does not increase fattening. The degree of fattening, particularly of the liver, induced by corticosterone injection is greater in birds fed diets containing a wide energy-to-protein ratio in comparison to a narrow ratio. The content of dietary fat per se does not affect carcass fat concentration although it alters the rate of liver fatty acid synthesis. The dietary fatty acid composition affects the composition of tissue fatty acids. Consumption of diets containing vegetable oils or high in protein increases the degree of unsaturation of tissue fat and thereby its susceptibility to oxidation. Dietary dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate increases the stability of the lipids of adipose and muscle tissue of chicks with relatively saturated body fat, but the dietary effectiveness of this vitamin in improving the stability of tissues of birds having relatively unsaturated fat is limited.
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