Peripheral Signals Modifying Food Reward
Full4Health partners in Edinburgh and Gothenburg publish review
The pleasure derived from eating may feel like a simple emotion, but the decision to eat, and perhaps more importantly what to eat, involves central pathways linking energy homeostasis and reward and their regulation by metabolic and endocrine factors. Evidence is mounting that modulation of the hedonic aspects of energy balance is under the control of peripheral neuropeptides conventionally associated with homeostatic appetite control. Here, we describe the significance of reward in feeding, the neural substrates underlying the reward pathway and their modification by peptides released into the circulation from peripheral tissues.
in Joost HG (ed.): Appetite Control, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology 209, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-24716-3_6, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012