Brain regulation of appetite and satiety.

  title={Brain regulation of appetite and satiety.},
  author={Rexford S. Ahima and Daniel Ansong Antwi},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={37 4},
Interest in the control of feeding has increased as a result of the obesity epidemic and rising incidence of metabolic diseases. The brain detects alterations in energy stores and triggers metabolic and behavioral responses designed to maintain energy balance. Energy homeostasis is controlled mainly by neuronal circuits in the hypothalamus and brainstem, whereas reward and motivation aspects of eating behavior are controlled by neurons in limbic regions and the cerebral cortex. This article… CONTINUE READING
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