Previous research has demonstrated that a high-carbohydrate diet can result in an increased level of brain serotonin. The link between this diet and behavior, however, has not been demonstrated. We now report that female rats raised on a high-carbohydrate diet have lower activity scores and disrupted avoidance performance in comparison with controls, but heart rate and body weight do not differ. Males appear not to be affected by this dietary manipulation.
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