Variability in reward responsivity and obesity: evidence from brain imaging studies.

@article{Burger2011VariabilityIR,
  title={Variability in reward responsivity and obesity: evidence from brain imaging studies.},
  author={Kyle S. Burger and Eric Stice},
  journal={Current drug abuse reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          182-9
        }
}
  • K. BurgerE. Stice
  • Published 31 August 2011
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current drug abuse reviews
Advances in neuroimaging techniques have provided insight into the role of the brain in the regulation of food intake and weight. Growing evidence demonstrate that energy dense, palatable foods elicit similar responses in reward-related brain regions that mimic those of addictive substances. Currently, various models of obesity's relation to reward from food have been theorized. There is evidence to support a theory of hypo-responsivity of reward regions to food, where individuals consume… 

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