Reward, dopamine and the control of food intake: implications for obesity.

@article{Volkow2011RewardDA,
  title={Reward, dopamine and the control of food intake: implications for obesity.},
  author={Nora D. Volkow and Gene-Jack Wang and Ruben D. Baler},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={37-46}
}
The ability to resist the urge to eat requires the proper functioning of neuronal circuits involved in top-down control to oppose the conditioned responses that predict reward from eating the food and the desire to eat the food. Imaging studies show that obese subjects might have impairments in dopaminergic pathways that regulate neuronal systems associated with reward sensitivity, conditioning and control. It is known that the neuropeptides that regulate energy balance (homeostatic processes… CONTINUE READING
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