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Satiation: From Gut to Brain

Gerard P. Smith


What is it that stops the process of eating? This book succeeds in answering comprehensively this deceptively simple question, while incorporating the latest scientific research. Unless we stop eating by choice—for medical or social reasons—an unconscious physiological process is triggered through negative feedback from ingested food as it travels from the mouth through the stomach and on to the small intestine. This process is called satiation. Recent scientific evidence has revealed that food stimuli activate this process before the actual absorption of digested food, which significantly cha ... More

Keywords: eating, negative feedback, satiation, alcohol, food, metabolic fuels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195105155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard P. Smith, editor
Cornell University Medical College