Meal-stimulated increased concentrations of beta-endorphin in the hypothalamus of Zucker obese and lean rats.

Abstract

Increased opiate peptide concentrations in brain and plasma have been associated with increased feeding. The role of beta-endorphin in the control of food intake and obesity was examined by measuring concentrations in hypothalamus, pituitary and plasma of hungry (6-hr fasted) and satiated (5 min after a meal) Zucker obese and lean rats. beta-Endorphin… (More)

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