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Vol 60, No 4 (2009)
Review article
Published online: 2009-06-26
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Hormonal regulation of feeding

Piotr Kocełak, Barbara Zahorska-Markiewicz, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz
Endokrynologia Polska 2009;60(4):296-301.

open access

Vol 60, No 4 (2009)
Review article
Published online: 2009-06-26
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Obesity is an important healthcare problem. Steady increase in its prevalence is observed worldwide. The underlying cause of obesity is mainly increased calories intake. The regulation of appetite is held by the hypothalamus. Satiety signals are sent to central nervous system via vagus due to distension of the walls of digestive tract and secretion of cytokine signaling after meal digestion. Additionally leptin excreted from adipose tissue reflects the state of energy storage and affects the hypothalamus. The study presents the literature on hormonal regulation of feeding.

Abstract

Obesity is an important healthcare problem. Steady increase in its prevalence is observed worldwide. The underlying cause of obesity is mainly increased calories intake. The regulation of appetite is held by the hypothalamus. Satiety signals are sent to central nervous system via vagus due to distension of the walls of digestive tract and secretion of cytokine signaling after meal digestion. Additionally leptin excreted from adipose tissue reflects the state of energy storage and affects the hypothalamus. The study presents the literature on hormonal regulation of feeding.
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Keywords

obesity; regulation of feeding; ghrelin

About this article
Title

Hormonal regulation of feeding

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 60, No 4 (2009)

Pages

296-301

Published online

2009-06-26

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2009;60(4):296-301.

Keywords

obesity
regulation of feeding
ghrelin

Authors

Piotr Kocełak
Barbara Zahorska-Markiewicz
Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz

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