Neurobiological causes of overeating in a rodent model - hedonic versus homeostatic control

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Project main description:

Unlimited access to palatable high fat foods, in conjunction with a sedentary life style, has led to increased obesity. Exactly what mechanisms drive over consumption of energy rich foods and override mechanisms that normally regulate body weight? This project will examine feeding behaviour in rats fed palatable high fat diet, to examine when and how they eat. The contribution of brain chemicals implicated in addiction to this eating, and the impact of withdrawal of food will be examined.

Project supporters:

  • National Health & Medical Research Council - Project Grant|568728