Nucleus accumbens opioids regulate flavor-based preferences in food consumption.

@article{Woolley2006NucleusAO,
  title={Nucleus accumbens opioids regulate flavor-based preferences in food consumption.},
  author={Joshua D Woolley and Brian S Lee and Howard L Fields},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={309-17}
}
Opioid signaling in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) regulates feeding behavior, having particularly strong effects on consumption of highly palatable foods. Since macronutrient content may contribute to palatability, it is uncertain whether opioid regulation of food consumption is based primarily on its macronutrient content or its flavor per se. In order to isolate the effect of flavor, we manipulated opioid signaling in the NAcc in rats and quantified consumption of differently flavored but… CONTINUE READING

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