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Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2007 Dec;7(6):613-6. Epub 2007 Nov 26.

A potential role for the hippocampus in energy intake and body weight regulation.

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  • 1Department of Psychological Sciences, Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. davidson@psych.purdue.edu

Abstract

Recent research and theory point to the possibility that hippocampal-dependent learning and memory mechanisms translate neurohormonal signals of energy balance into adaptive behavioral outcomes involved with the inhibition of food intake. The present paper summarizes these findings and ideas and considers the hypothesis that excessive caloric intake and obesity may be produced by dietary and other factors that are known to alter hippocampal functioning.

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18032108
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PMC2223183
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10.1016/j.coph.2007.10.008
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