Integration of internal and external signals in intake control.

  • David A. Booth
  • Published 1992 in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society


A mechanism that controls dietary intake may facilitate or inhibit the individual’s ingestion of one or more solid or liquid materials at a particular moment in time. Appetite for food and drink is the momentary net facilitation of the disposition to ingest. Some appetite-reducing (i.e. inhibitory) signals arise from transient effects of recent ingestion… (More)