Activation of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis by the ventromedial hypothalamus

  title={Activation of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis by the ventromedial hypothalamus},
  author={Martin N. Perkins and Nancy J. Rothwell and Michael J. Stock and Trevor W Stone},
It is well established that electrical stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) causes a reduction in food intake, whereas electrolytic or chemical lesions in this area result in hyperphagia and obesity in the rat. This has led to the suggestion that either the ventromedial nucleus itself, or nerve fibres passing close by, are important in the control of food intake. However, obesity due to VMH lesions occurs in weanling rats in the absence of hyperphagia and can develop in adult rats… CONTINUE READING
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