Dopamine and diet-induced obesity

Alexandra G. DiFeliceantonio, Dana M. Small

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In 2010, Johnson and Kenny provided conclusive evidence that extended access to a Western-style diet promotes addictive-like behavior in rats by downregulating D2 receptors while promoting obesity. This focused attention on the parallels between drug addiction and overeating and fueled a decade of food addiction research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


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