Regulation of food intake by gastrointestinal hormones.

@article{Baynes2006RegulationOF,
  title={Regulation of food intake by gastrointestinal hormones.},
  author={Kevin C. R. Baynes and Waljit S. Dhillo and Stephen R. Bloom},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          626-31
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Complex physiological mechanisms have evolved to control food intake in mammals, which in health ensure the relative stability of body weight in adults. Central brain centres, gut-derived peptides and adipose-derived signals result in an integrative response to defend against starvation. Enteroendocrine cells throughout the gut and pancreas secrete a number of peptides with activity on gut motility, gut secretions and appetite. Understanding the interactions between different… CONTINUE READING
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