Homeostatic and non-homeostatic pathways involved in the control of food intake and energy balance.

@article{Berthoud2006HomeostaticAN,
  title={Homeostatic and non-homeostatic pathways involved in the control of food intake and energy balance.},
  author={Hans-Rudolf Berthoud},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 Suppl 5},
  pages={
          197S-200S
        }
}
A neural network sensitive to leptin and other energy status signals stretching from the hypothalamus to the caudal medulla has been identified as the homeostatic control system for the regulation of food intake and energy balance. While this system is remarkably powerful in defending the lower limits of adiposity, it is weak in curbing appetite in a world of plenty. Another extensive neural system that processes appetitive and rewarding aspects of food intake is mainly interacting with the… CONTINUE READING
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