Insulin, food intake, and reward.

  title={Insulin, food intake, and reward.},
  author={Dianne P. Figlewicz},
  journal={Seminars in clinical neuropsychiatry},
  volume={8 2},
Over the past three decades, the hormone insulin has been acknowledged to have multiple effects in the brain, and its role has been validated by the identification of receptors and a transport system for insulin in the central nervous system. Much research has focused on the action of insulin to participate in a feedback loop for the regulation of energy balance. Additionally, more recent studies are demonstrating effects of insulin on brain reward pathways; insulin can interact directly with… CONTINUE READING

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