There is currently very little data on the effect of micronutrients on feeding behavior and body weight under normal feeding conditions. There is evidence that rodents will learn to select a diet that alleviates a micronutrient deficiency. It may also be supposed that the administration of a micronutrient that will, for instance, improve a deficiency-related defect in nutrient metabolism will also improve appetite for that nutrient, and perhaps appetite in general. For instance, heat-stressed chickens will learn to consume more of a food rich in ascorbic acid, which apparently helps alleviate the stress.

See also: Appetite: Physiological and Neurobiological Aspects. Dietary Intake Measurement: Methodology; Validation. Dietary Surveys. Energy: Balance. Hunger. Meal Size and Frequency. Obesity: Definition, Etiology and Assessment.

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