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Neuroendocrine body weight regulation: integration between fat tissue, gastrointestinal tract, and the brain

Boguszewski, Cesar Luiz; Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Velloso, Licio A.

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Human body weight is maintained at a fairly stable level regardless of changes in energy intake and energy expenditure. Compensatory mechanisms within the central nervous system (CNS), which regulate food intake and energy expenditure, are triggered by other central and peripheral signals. Peripherally, the main sources of those signals are the adipose tissue, gastrointestinal tract, and pancreas. The main signal originating from the adipose tissue is leptin, which promotes the activation of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25669
Source: Endokrynologia Polska: Polish Journal of Endocrinology

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