Obesity, Appetite, and the Prefrontal Cortex.

Obesity, Appetite, and the Prefrontal Cortex.
Related ArticlesObesity, Appetite, and the Prefrontal Cortex. Curr Obes Rep. 2017 Dec;6(4):380-388 Authors: Gluck ME, Viswanath P, Stinson EJ Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity is a chronic illness and its prevalence is growing worldwide and numerous factors play a role in the regulation of food intake. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is involved in high-order executive function, regulation of limbic reward regions, and the inhibition of impulsive behaviors. Understanding the role of the PFC in the control of appetite regulation may contribute to a greater understanding of the etiology of obesity and could improve weight loss outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Neuroimaging ... read more
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