• Nafeesa Kiran Senior Demonstration, Anatomy, NSHS, NUST
  • Huma Beenish Associate Professor, Anatomy, NSHS, NUST
  • Tayba Saleha Hashmi Assistant Professor, Watim Medical College
  • Muzna Mehmood NSHS, NUST
  • Kishwar Naheed Associate Professor, Watim Medical College
  • Erum Rashid Chaudhary Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Watim Medical College



high fat diet, polycystic ovaries, caged chicken, Ovary, Steroid sex hormones


Background: Consumption of high fat diet, caged chicken meat and sedentary lifestyle have seriously caused weight gain in developed countries resulting in hyperlipidemias and imbalance in the steroidal sex hormones ultimately. Objective of this study was to compare the effects of high fat and caged chicken diet on body weight of female albino rats. Methods: This randomized control trial was conducted in collaboration with National Institute of Health and Anatomy Department of Islamic International Medical College after approval from the Ethics Review Committee, from Sep 2021 to Sep 2022. This study was performed on 30 Albino Sprague Dawley adult female rats weighing 250–300 gm with no gross abnormality. They were divided into 3 equal groups of 10 rats in each group. Control group A was given standard rat diet. Experimental group B animals were given 60% fat while experimental group C animals were given cubes of caged chicken diet (20 gm/rat in the raw form orally) for 9 weeks. At the end of the experiment, animals were observed for relative body weight changes among groups. Result: The mean weight of the animals increased normally in control group A from 220 to 236 gm. Group B gained weight from 220 to 268 gm, and group C grew from 220 to 333 gm during 9 weeks. The weight gain was significantly higher in group C. Conclusion: Caged chicken diet as compared to high fat diet affects animals’ weight more harmfully, and hence the health.

Pak J Physiol 2023;19(3):43–5


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Kiran N, Beenish H, Hashmi TS, Mehmood M, Naheed K, Chaudhary ER. COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF HIGH FAT AND CAGED CHICKEN DIET ON BODY WEIGHT GAIN IN ALBINO RATS. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];19(3):43-5. Available from: