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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: smart on 01/11/2017 12:28:16

Title: What is the role of dopamine in the regulation of food intake?
Post by: smart on 01/11/2017 12:28:16
Is it possible that dopamine neurotransmitters are playing a critical role in the regulation of food intake?

What do you think?

Title: Re: What is the role of dopamine in the regulation of food intake?
Post by: evan_au on 01/11/2017 20:34:42
Dopamine plays an important role throughout the brain, including reward systems.
Food preferences and consumption are driven by the reward system - as is addiction.
A genetic or learned imbalance in the dopamine system could result in overeating (or the opposite).

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopaminergic_pathways
Title: Re: What is the role of dopamine in the regulation of food intake?
Post by: smart on 02/11/2017 09:21:24
Dopamine plays an important role throughout the brain, including reward systems.
Food preferences and consumption are driven by the reward system - as is addiction.
A genetic or learned imbalance in the dopamine system could result in overeating (or the opposite).

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopaminergic_pathways

Do you think dopamine partial agonists can dysregulate the reward system?