The Gut and Energy Balance: Visceral Allies in the Obesity Wars

 

Authors: Badman M.K., Flier, J.S.
"Signals reflecting energy stores, recent nutritional state, and other parameters are integrated in the central nervous system, particularly in the hypothalamus, to coordinate energy intake and expenditure. Our understanding of regulatory neural circuits and the signaling molecules that influence them has progressed rapidly, particularly after the discovery of the adipocyte hormone leptin."