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427th Brookhaven Lecture

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Titel 427th Brookhaven Lecture
Autor Gene-Jack Wang
Herausgeber Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Erscheinungsjahr 2007
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract The increasing number of obese individuals in the U.S. and other countries world-wide adds urgency to the need to understand the mechanisms underlying pathological overeating. Research by the speaker and others at Brookhaven National Laboratory and elsewhere is compiling evidence that the brain circuits disrupted in obesity are similar to those involved in drug addiction. Using positron emission tomography (PET), the speaker and his colleagues have implicated brain dopamine in the normal and the pathological intake of food by humans.

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