The Ghrelin Signalling System Is Involved in the Consumption of Sweets

@inproceedings{Landgren2011TheGS,
  title={The Ghrelin Signalling System Is Involved in the Consumption of Sweets},
  author={Sara Elizabeth Landgren and Jeffrey A. Simms and Stefan R. Bornstein and Elisabeth Strandhagen and Selena E Bartlett and J{\"o}rgen A. Engel and Elisabet Jerlhag},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
The gastric-derived orexigenic peptide ghrelin affects brain circuits involved in energy balance as well as in reward. Indeed, ghrelin activates an important reward circuit involved in natural- as well as drug-induced reward, the cholinergic-dopaminergic reward link. It has been hypothesized that there is a common reward mechanism for alcohol and sweet substances in both animals and humans. Alcohol dependent individuals have higher craving for sweets than do healthy controls and the hedonic… CONTINUE READING

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