Central dopaminergic circuitry controlling food intake and reward: implications for the regulation of obesity.

@article{Vucetic2010CentralDC,
  title={Central dopaminergic circuitry controlling food intake and reward: implications for the regulation of obesity.},
  author={Zivjena Vucetic and Teresa M Reyes},
  journal={Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Systems biology and medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={577-593}
}
Prevalence of obesity in the general population has increased in the past 15 years from 15% to 35%. With increasing obesity, the coincident medical and social consequences are becoming more alarming. Control over food intake is crucial for the maintenance of body weight and represents an important target for the treatment of obesity. Central nervous system mechanisms responsible for control of food intake have evolved to sense the nutrient and energy levels in the organism and to coordinate… CONTINUE READING
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