Study tracks brain’s trigger for overeating high-fat food

September 24, 2015

Disruptions in a specific signaling pathway in the brain can cause overeating of high-fat food, researchers at Vanderbilt University have found.

The study in mice was published this week in the new open access journal Heliyon. It has implications for understanding and potentially correcting defects in the regulation of food intake that may lead to obesity in humans.