The use of the reinstatement model to study relapse to palatable food seeking during dieting.

@article{Calu2014TheUO,
  title={The use of the reinstatement model to study relapse to palatable food seeking during dieting.},
  author={Donna J Calu and Yu-Wei Chen and Alex B Kawa and Sunila G. Nair and Yavin Shaham},
  journal={Neuropharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={76 Pt B},
  pages={395-406}
}
Excessive consumption of unhealthy foods is a major public health problem. While many people attempt to control their food intake through dieting, many relapse to unhealthy eating habits within a few months. We have begun to study this clinical condition in rats by adapting the reinstatement model, which has been used extensively to study relapse to drug seeking. In our adaptation of the relapse model, reinstatement of palatable food seeking by exposure to food-pellet priming, food-associated… CONTINUE READING

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