Gastrointestinal hormones: the regulation of appetite and the anorexia of ageing.

@article{Moss2012GastrointestinalHT,
  title={Gastrointestinal hormones: the regulation of appetite and the anorexia of ageing.},
  author={Charlotte L Moss and Waljit S. Dhillo and Gary Frost and Mary Hickson},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          3-15
        }
}
Loss of appetite is frequently observed during ageing, termed the 'anorexia of ageing'. Ageing is associated with the inability to appropriately increase food intake after under-eating in the short- and long-term. Older people also report lower feelings of hunger and increased feelings of satiety and fullness. Gastrointestinal peptide hormones are a major part of the appetite regulatory system and are released in response to nutritional stimuli. They can be classified as: anorexigenic (satiety… CONTINUE READING
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