Satiation : From Gut to Brain

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What is it that stops the process of eating? This deceptively simple question lies at the centre of Satiation: From Gut to Brain, and the book succeeds in answering it comprehensively while incorporating the latest scientific research. Unless we stop eating by choice-for medical or social reasons-an unconscious physiological process is triggered through negative feedback from ingested food as it travels from the mouth through the stomach and on to the small intestine. This process is called satiation. Recent scientific evidence has revealed that food stimuli activate this process before the actual absorption of digested food, which significantly changes the traditional perspective that satiation depends on the post-absorptive repletion of metabolic fuels. This volume presents the first detailed account of the neurobiological mechanisms of satiation. The ten chapters of the book detail the neural, endocrine, and cellular underpinnings of the process. Authors expert in different aspects of satiation have compiled a critical overview of recent advances and current problems in this field. The inclusion of a chapter on the satiation of alcohol is unique in a book on food intake, and shows the convergence of ideas on satiation in these two areas. Comprehensive in scope and accessible to a wide array of advanced students and professonals, Satiation: From Gut to Brain is an authoritative and up-to-date review of every aspect of this important physiological process. Although intended primarily for neuroscientists, nutritionists, and psychobiologists, who will find it most pertinent to their work, the book will also be useful for physiologists, pharmacologists, and psychologists concerned with eating and its more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 019510515X
  • 9780195105155

About P. Gerard Smith

Gerard P. Smith, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry (Behavioral Neuroscience) at Cornell University Medical College and Director of the Edward W. Bourne Behavioral Research Laboratory at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Pregastric and Gastric Satiety ; 3. Intestinal Satiety ; 4. Measuring Satiety: From Meal Size to the Microstructure of Ingestive Behavior ; 5. The Satiating Effect of Cholecystokinin and Bombesin-like Peptides ; 6. Identification of Receptor Populations Mediating the Satiating Actions of Brain/Gut Peptides ; 7. Glucagon and the Control of Meal Size ; 8. Insulin as a Satiating Signal ; 9. Serotonin and the Structure of Satiation ; 10. Satiation of Alcohol Intakeshow more