Appetite: Regulation, Use of Stimulants and Cultural and Biological Influences

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Julie Bienertová-Vašků (Editor)
Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Regional Centre for Applied Molecular Oncology, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Brno, Czech Republic

Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: HEA017000

The primary function of appetite is to control adequate energy intake in order to meet an organism’s metabolic requirements. The interplay between hunger, appetite stimulation and food intake is tightly regulated by the central nervous system and conditioned by numerous inherently biological as well as acquired social and cultural phenomena.

Appetite is closely linked to individual behavior, thereby affecting energy intake as well as qualitative food structure and represents a basis for possible therapeutic intervention in individuals with impaired appetite regulations. This book presents several perspectives on appetite regulation in humans and animal models. The importance of understanding altered appetite regulation in cancer is highlighted as well as the effects of exercise on appetite. Finally, this book also presents new research into the role of genetic variability in ghrelin in dietary composition. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

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Preface

Chapter 1 – Control Of Appetite and Eating Disorders
(Anna Vaškù, Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno, Brno, Czech Republic)

Chapter 2 – Chronobiology, Sleep Disturbances and Food Intake Disorders
(Jan Máchal, Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno, Brno, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3 – Food Reward and Food Addiction
(Alena Machalova, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno, Brno, Czech Republic)

Chapter 4 – Behavioral Rodent Models Of Eating Disorders
(Jana Kucerova, Zuzana Babinska, Liana Fattore, CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 5 – Adipose Tissue Endocrine Regulations in Metabolic Syndrome and Appetite
(Hana Kotolova, Katerina Horska, Jana Kucerova, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University Brno, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Human Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 6 – Effects Of Exercise on Appetite-Related Hormonal Regulations
(Takuma Morishima and Kazushige Goto, Graduate School of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7 – Appetite Stimulants in Cancer Patients: Still a Challenge
(Ester Una Cidon, Medical Oncology Department, Royal Bournemouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth, United Kingdom)

Chapter 8 – Understanding Eating Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Zuzana Masopustová, Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Chapter 9 – Double Heterozygotes For ACE ID And AGT M235T Polymorphisms are in Lower Risk of Developing Non-Syndromic Intrauterine Growth Restriction: A Possible Role of Appetite?
(Zuzana Hodická, Julie Bienertová-Vaškù, Jan Novák, Anna Vaškù, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Masaryk University affiliated Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 10 – Two Common Ghrelin Gene Polymorphisms Linked to Anthropometric and Dietary Characteristics of the Central European Population
(J. Bienertová-Vaškù, M. Vavrina, J. Dobrovolny, J. Kudelkova, F. Zlamal, M. Forejt, A. Jackowska, A. Vasku, Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

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