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Signals That Regulate Food Intake and Energy Homeostasis

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Science  29 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5368, pp. 1378-1383
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5368.1378

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Feeding behavior is critical for survival. In addition to providing all of the body's macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins) and most micronutrients (minerals and vitamins), feeding behavior is a fundamental aspect of energy homeostasis, the process by which body fuel stored in the form of adipose tissue is held constant over long intervals. For this process to occur, the amount of energy consumed must match precisely the amount of energy expended. This review focuses on the molecular signals that modulate food intake while integrating the body's immediate and long-term energy needs.

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