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Mapping the Brain Stem’s Control of Eating Could Lead to Better Treatments for Obesity

August 25, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Recent research surrounding eating habits tend to focus on the hypothalamus and it’s impact however, a team of researchers ,including professor Martin Myers Jr., discuss the brain stem’s control of eating and how that can effect a person’s behavior with food. Various brain pathways that meet in the brain stem to control feeding behavior, using a technique that offers an unbiased look at the neurons involved. Myers, M.D., Ph.D. professor of internal medicine and molecular & integrative physiology and director of the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute discusses why the brain stem is important, and the pattern of food generators that control food intake.

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