Hyperphagia and Polydipsia in Socially Isolated Rhesus Monkeys

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Science  05 Sep 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3897, pp. 1027-1028
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3897.1027


Three rhesus monkeys which had been isolated from social contact during their first year of life persistently overate and overdrank during adulthood. These monkeys ingested approximately twice as much fluid and food as the control animals reared normally.

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