The neuropharmacology of relapse to food seeking: methodology, main findings, and comparison with relapse to drug seeking.

@article{Nair2009TheNO,
  title={The neuropharmacology of relapse to food seeking: methodology, main findings, and comparison with relapse to drug seeking.},
  author={Sunila G. Nair and Tristan Adams-Deutsch and David H. Epstein and Yavin Shaham},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={18-45}
}
Relapse to old, unhealthy eating habits is a major problem in human dietary treatments. The mechanisms underlying this relapse are unknown. Surprisingly, until recently this clinical problem has not been systematically studied in animal models. Here, we review results from recent studies in which a reinstatement model (commonly used to study relapse to abused drugs) was employed to characterize the effect of pharmacological agents on relapse to food seeking induced by either food priming (non… CONTINUE READING

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