Brain Serotonin Content: Increase Following Ingestion of Carbohydrate Diet

@article{Fernstrom1971BrainSC,
  title={Brain Serotonin Content: Increase Following Ingestion of Carbohydrate Diet},
  author={J. Fernstrom and R. Wurtman},
  journal={Science},
  year={1971},
  volume={174},
  pages={1023 - 1025}
}
In the rat, the injection of insulin or the consumption of carbohydrate causes sequential increases in the concentrations of tryptophan in the plasma and the brain and of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin-containing neurons may thus participate in systems whereby the rat brain integrates information about the metabolic state in its relation to control of homeostatis and behavior. 
Differential effects of insulin on brain monoamine metabolism in rats.
Possible role of insulin in the transport of tyrosine and tryptophan from blood to brain.
Carbohydrate craving, obesity and brain serotonin
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