Event Title

The Effects of Monounsaturated Fats on a Hippocampal-Based Spatial Learning Task

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kathleen Bailey

Start Date

23-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2019 1:00 PM

Description

Various studies have found that a high fat (HF) diet improved memory, whereas others have found that HF diets impaired memory. The difference depended on the type of fat provided in the diet. There is evidence that a higher ratio of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats is more likely to enhance memory than a HF diet composed mainly of saturated fats. This study examined the effect of a high-fat diet with a 2:4:1 ratio of monosaturated fats (SFA:MUFA:PUFA) has on the memory of male Long-Evans rats. Juvenile rats were used, with half on the HF diet and the other half on their regular chow. The HF group was administered the diet for three weeks prior to testing. Memory was tested using the eight-arm radial maze with three phases: habituation, acquisition, and retention.

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The Effects of Monounsaturated Fats on a Hippocampal-Based Spatial Learning Task

Various studies have found that a high fat (HF) diet improved memory, whereas others have found that HF diets impaired memory. The difference depended on the type of fat provided in the diet. There is evidence that a higher ratio of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats is more likely to enhance memory than a HF diet composed mainly of saturated fats. This study examined the effect of a high-fat diet with a 2:4:1 ratio of monosaturated fats (SFA:MUFA:PUFA) has on the memory of male Long-Evans rats. Juvenile rats were used, with half on the HF diet and the other half on their regular chow. The HF group was administered the diet for three weeks prior to testing. Memory was tested using the eight-arm radial maze with three phases: habituation, acquisition, and retention.