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- Appetite : The desire to eat food, experienced as hunger, and in mammals controlled by neural circuits in the hypothalamus.
- Obesity : Excessive stores of body fat.
- Leptin : Hormone secreted by adipocytes that regulates appetite.
- Ghrelin : A hormone produced by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach that stimulate appetite.
- Adipocyte : Cell that stores fat and makes it available for use as energy.
- Dopamine : A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system.
- : Midbrain region that contains the dopaminergic cell bodies of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system, and which is a key part of the reward circuitry of the brain.
- : Region of the forebrain thought to play an important role in reward.
- Endocannabinoid : Substances produced by some nerve cells (and by some cells in the periphery) with cellular effects like those produced by cannabis.
- Endogenous opioid peptides : Add brief definition or description
- Circadian rhythms and appetite : Daily variations in the regulation of food intake.
- Energy balance in pregnancy and lactation : Adaptations in the control of food intake and energy expenditure in different reproductive states.
- Evolution of appetite regulating systems : Comparisons of the mechanisms regulating food intake and energy expenditure between species.
- Genetics of obesity : The evidence for a genetic component to obesity in humans.
- Glucostatic theory of appetite control : The theory that changes in blood glucose concentrations or arteriovenous glucose differences are detected by glucoreceptors that affect energy intake.
- Melanocortins and appetite : The regulation of food intake through neuropeptides related to adrenocorticotropic hormone.
- Stress and appetite : The interactions between the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and the regulation of food intake.
- Bariatric surgery : The surgical removal of body fat.
- Diabesity : A term referring to the intricate relationship between type 2 diabetes and obesity.
- Drug treatments for obesity : Treatments of obesity that are based on drugs.
- Exercise and body weight : Correlation between physical activity and the body mass index.
- Gut-brain signalling : The interaction between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain.
- Health consequences of obesity : Long-term effects of obesity on health.