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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-09-07 22:11:15 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: ?? for moderator
To: fhl <>

>Re: ?? for moderator

LH is a very ancient hormone with ancient interactions so
I am not worrying about species-specific studies in this

On a quick look I easily found over 20 studies indicating that
LH levels reduce with lowered food intake and then stopped
looking for that pattern because it was obvious there would
be more.

On the other hand, there also are studies indicating that
LH levels increase with higher food intake even beyond
the norm. The most recent seems to be

Based upon how LH production varies depending on
food intake levels:
Has anyone looked to see if the RATES of adrenal disease
in obese ferret differ from the rates in normal weight ferrets
and in thin ferrets who are still sufficiently nourished? Has
anyone looked to see if the onset ages differ in different
weight ferrets?

So far, the only thing that I can find in relation to food
TYPE and hormonal levels is that increased fiber reduced
certain hormonal levels including LH which is expected to
explain why a humans with a high fiber diet tend to have
fewer of some sorts of malignancies:
(Yes, the LH levels were also lower with more fiber in the

Again, these are not on ferrets. The only study coming up

ferret luteinizing food


Anat Rec. 2001 Jul 1;263(3):280-8.
The ferret's vomeronasal organ and accessory olfactory
bulb: effect of hormone manipulation in adult males and females.

which is not related to the initial question.

Again, food preferences are NOT an accepted topic in the FHL
but actual journal studies which get into diet and health in a vigorous
fashion can be. The FHL Rules can be found in the Files section of
the FHL website.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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