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Regulation of Food Intake and the Obesities.

Jean Mayer, Ph.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):719. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-719_3
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As the mechanism of regulation of food intake becomes better known, our understanding of the many ways in which it is susceptible to errors also grows. This problem is attacked in our laboratory at the thermodynamic, neurological, metabolic, behavioral, and cognitive levels. In experimental animals no less than 15 types of obesity have been studied; they can be classified from the etiologic viewpoint (genetic, traumatic, or environmental factors) or from the point of view of pathogenesis (regulatory obesities, where errors exist in the central mechanism regulating food intake; metabolic obesities, characterized by increased lipogenesis, decreased fat mobilization, oxidation, or both).



obesity ; eating

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