Intravascular Food Reward

  title={Intravascular Food Reward},
  author={Albino J Oliveira-Maia and Craig D. Roberts and Quintisha Walker and Brooke T Luo and Cynthia M. Kuhn and Sidney Arthur Simon and Miguel A. L. Nicolelis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Consumption of calorie-containing sugars elicits appetitive behavioral responses and dopamine release in the ventral striatum, even in the absence of sweet-taste transduction machinery. However, it is unclear if such reward-related postingestive effects reflect preabsorptive or postabsorptive events. In support of the importance of postabsorptive glucose detection, we found that, in rat behavioral tests, high concentration glucose solutions administered in the jugular vein were sufficient to… CONTINUE READING