Appetite, satiety, and food reward in obese individuals : a behavioral phenotype approach

Dalton, Michelle, Finlayson, Graham, Esdaile, Emma, & King, Neil (2013) Appetite, satiety, and food reward in obese individuals : a behavioral phenotype approach. Current Nutrition Reports, 2(4), pp. 207-215.

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Why do some people remain lean while others are susceptible to obesity, and why do obese individuals vary in their successes in losing weight? Despite physiological processes that promote satiety and satiation, some individuals are more susceptible to overeating. While the phenomena of susceptibility to weight gain, resistance to treatment or weight loss, and individual variability are not novel, they have yet to be exploited and systematically examined to better understand how to characterise phenotypes of obesity. The identification and characterisation of distinct phenotypes not only highlight the heterogeneous nature of obesity but may also help to inform the development of more tailored strategies for the treatment and prevention of obesity. This review examines the evidence for different susceptible phenotypes of obesity that are characterised by risk factors associated with the hedonic and homeostatic systems of appetite control.

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ID Code: 66392
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s13668-013-0060-4
ISSN: 2161-3311
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2014 02:43
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2014 03:32

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