Neuroendocrine influences on appetite and obesity

Susan Carnell, Charlisa D. Gibson, Leora Benson, Marci E. Gluck, Allan Geliebter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter will outline the role of appetite- and obesity-related hormones, including ghrelin, peptide YY, glucagon-like peptide 1, cholecystokinin and leptin, in the development, maintenance and co-morbidities of obesity. The focus will be on literature from clinical studies in obese and normal-weight adult humans, but the smaller number of studies in children will also be reviewed. New evidence from genetic and fMRI studies of appetite and obesity will also be briefly described, and directions for future research will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathways to Obesity and Main Roads to Recovery
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9781611227406
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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