Effects of the perinatal environment on the central dopamine system and body weight gain in obesity-prone rats.

Geiger, Brenda.

Abstract: Obesity, which develops as the result of increased energy intake and/or decreased energy expenditure, has rapidly become one of the largest public health concerns in the world. The explosive prevalence of the obesity epidemic challenges the notion that a homeostatic system of energy balance is in complete control of body weight regulation. The central reward system, particularly the midb... read more

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
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