Research Paper Volume 9, Issue 11 pp 2269—2287

Psychological stress exposure to aged mice causes abnormal feeding patterns with changes in the bout number

Figure 4. Microstructure analysis of young and aged mice after water avoidance stress exposure. (A) left: the 24-h meal amount, middle and right: meal amount per 3 h in young and aged mice on dark phase, (B) left: the 24-h meal size, middle and right: meal size per 3 h in young and aged mice on dark phase, (C) left: the 24-h meal number, middle and right: meal number per 3 h in young and aged mice on dark phase, (D) left: the 24-h bout size, middle and right: bout size per 3 h in young and aged mice on dark phase, (E) left: the 24-h bout number, middle and right: bout number per 3 h in young and aged mice on dark phase. *, ***; P < 0.05, 0.001 vs. age-matched control mice, ###; P < 0.001 between young and aged mice, n = 7–8.