Neurobiology of Feeding and Nutrition

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Medical - 396 pages
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Neurobiology of Feeding and Nutrition focuses on feeding as the behavior of primal survival. This book discusses the sensory, brain, and endocrine involvement in the behavioral and nutritional regulatory processes.
Organized into 12 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the initial survey of works on the normal feeding of an animal model with emphasis on the basic periodicity of the behavior and the significance of this behavior. This text then explores the overall stimulation to eat, which results from the combination of sensory and systematic stimuli. Other chapters examine the other compounds of the stimulation to eat and discuss the targets of the systematic stimulus to eat or not to eat. This book describes as well the general organization of sensory projection in the central nervous system. The final chapter deals with the ontogeny of feeding behavior from birth to adulthood.
This book is a valuable resource for scientists and technologists interested in feeding and nutrition.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Normal Feeding
4
Chapter Two The Stimulus to Eat
58
The HungerSatiety System
114
Chapter Four The Sensory Stimulation to Eat and Not to Eat
146
Chapter Five Brain Mechanisms of Palatability
191
Chapter Six Determinants of Meal Size
216
Chapter Seven Brain Mechanisms of Meal Eating
248
Chapter Eight Regulation of Body Energy Balance and Body Weight
258
Chapter Nine Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of the Regulation of Body Energy and Body Weight
291
Chapter Ten Obesity
330
Chapter Eleven Selective Nutrient Appetites
349
Chapter Twelve Development of Feeding
360
Index
373
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