Brain Disease

  title={Brain Disease},
  author={Abigail Shefer and Yonit Marcus and Naftali Stern},
  journal={Hall's Journal of Health},
  pages={130 - 130}
That the brain is involved in the pathogenesis and perpetuation of obesity is broadly self-intuitive, but traditional evaluation of this relationship has focused on psychological and environment-dependent issues, often referred to as the “it’s all in the head” axiom. Here we review evidence that excessive nutrition or caloric flux, regardless of its primary trigger, elicits a biological trap which imprints aberrant energy control circuits that tend to worsen with the accumulation of body fat… 

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