States Academic Press
Medical Science - Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Neuroendocrinology is a discipline of biology that investigates the relationship between the nervous system and endocrine system. It studies the regulation of the hormonal activity of the body by the brain. The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that controls feeding behavior (food intake) and energy balance. Feeding behavior refers to any action of an animal that is directed towards the procurement of nutrients. Deregulation of feeding behavior, which results in weight loss or gain, has been linked to either high-grade or low-grade hypothalamic inflammation. Neuroendocrine systems are involved in the integration of hunger and satiety signals and the regulation of energy homeostasis. These hold the possibility of new treatment options for eating disorders and diseases. This book unravels the recent studies on neuroendocrine control and behavior with respect to feeding behavior. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.