Neurobiology of nutrition and obesity.

@article{Morrison2007NeurobiologyON,
  title={Neurobiology of nutrition and obesity.},
  author={Christopher D Morrison and Hans-Rudolf Berthoud},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 12 Pt 1},
  pages={
          517-34
        }
}
In the course of evolution, the need to eat has powerfully shaped biological structure and function. As a result, nutrient-depletion signals strongly activate neural mechanisms that orchestrate foraging, appetitive, and ingestive behaviors and at the same time instigate an internal energy savings mode through autonomic, endocrine, and peripheral cellular mechanisms. Although the hypothalamus and brainstem play crucial roles in the initiation and coordination of these responses, it is the… CONTINUE READING

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