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Medium chain triglyceride (MCT) feeding to normal male rats has been shown to cause marked alterations in circulating levels of metabolic fuels. Despite this, MCT feeding has not been shown to reliably alter food intake in normal rats. It seemed possible that MCT feeding might affect food intake in diabetic rats, because diabetics have been shown to respond selectively to alterations of the fat content of their diet.