Vagal and hormonal gut-brain communication: from satiation to satisfaction.

@article{Berthoud2008VagalAH,
  title={Vagal and hormonal gut-brain communication: from satiation to satisfaction.},
  author={Hans-Rudolf Berthoud},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 Suppl 1},
  pages={64-72}
}
Studying communication between the gut and the brain is as relevant and exciting as it has been since Pavlov's discoveries a century ago. Although the efferent limb of this communication has witnessed significant advances, it is the afferent, or sensory, limb that has recently made for exciting news. It is now clear that signals from the gut are crucial for the control of appetite and the regulation of energy balance, glucose homeostasis, and more. Ghrelin, discovered just a few years ago, is… CONTINUE READING

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