THE ROLE OF DIETARY FAT IN ENHANCING COLD TOLERANCE - A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Authors
  1. Baigent, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The evidence in favour of an enhanced cold tolerance due to increased dietary fat during chronic exposure to cold is not convincing for either experimental animals or for human subjects. Cold tolerance during exposure to more acute condition does seem to improve as a consequence of higher fat levels. The improvement, however, appears to be facilitated by, if not dependent upon, such ancillary factors as a period of pre-adaptation to the experimental diet prior to cold exposure, or frequent feedings during exposure. The value of preconditioning an animal or individual to specific timing or frequency of means prior to cold exposure has not been explored to any degree but appears to merit serious consideration.
Report Number
R-951 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1973
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
74-02884
CANDIS No
22632
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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