Imaging Obesity: fMRI, Food Reward, and Feeding

Harvey J. Grill, Karolina P. Skibicka, Matthew R. Hayes

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Animal studies have revealed brain regions that control homeostatic feeding, but the rampant overeating contributing to the obesity epidemic suggests the participation of "nonhomeostatic" control centers. Recent papers by Batterham et al. (2007) and Farooqi et al. (2007) link peptide YY3-36 and leptin to the activation of nonhomeostatic brain regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-425
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 5 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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