Insulin as a Satiating Signal


in Satiation: From Gut to Brain

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195105155
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848263 | DOI:
Insulin as a Satiating Signal

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This chapter analyses the satiating effect of pancreatic insulin. A series of experiments aimed at assessing insulin as a putative prandial satiety factor have been made and the chapter identifies the mechanism of action. The results of these investigations are reviewed. The chapter further discusses the status of insulin as a physiological satiating hormone and its potential for the treatment of human hyperphagia in obesity and eating disorders.

Keywords: pancreatic insulin; experiments; physiological satiating hormone; human hyperphagia; obesity

Chapter.  7132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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