Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 22nd, 2003
According to recent research from Germany, "Previous lesion studies have indicated a role of the amygdala in the central regulation of food intake. In the present experiments, twice-daily electrical stimulation of the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala in female Wistar rats was found to be associated with a significant body weight gain compared to unstimulated controls."
"On average, significant increases in body weight were observed after 25 amygdala stimulations, using a kindling paradigm for stimulation," reported Wolfgang Loscher and colleagues at the...
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