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Relationships among the brain, the digestive system, and eating behavior : workshop summary / Leslie Pray, rapporteur ; Food Forum, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Food habits > Psychological aspects.
Food preferences > Psychological aspects.
Nutrition > Psychological aspects.
Eating > physiology.
Feeding Behavior > physiology.
Feedback, Physiological.
Brain > physiology.
Digestive System Physiological Phenomena.
Genre: Congresses.
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  • ISBN: 9780309366830
  • ISBN: 0309366836
  • ISBN: 9780309366847
  • ISBN: 0309366844
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 122 pages)) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2015]

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General Note: Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Interaction between the brain and the digestive system -- Assessing the science behind methodologies being used to characterize food as addictive -- Future directions: Is the addiction model for drugs and alcohol appropriate for food? -- Integrating the evidence -- References -- Appendix A: Abbreviations and acronyms -- Appendix B: Workshop agenda -- Appendix C: Speaker biographical sketches.
Abstract: On July 9-10, 2014, the Institute of Medicine's Food Forum hosted a public workshop to explore emerging and rapidly developing research on relationships among the brain, the digestive system, and eating behavior. Drawing on expertise from the fields of nutrition and food science, animal and human physiology and behavior, and psychology and psychiatry as well as related fields, the purpose of the workshop was to (1) review current knowledge on the relationship between the brain and eating behavior, explore the interaction between the brain and the digestive system, and consider what is known about the brain's role in eating patterns and consumer choice; (2) evaluate current methods used to determine the impact of food on brain activity and eating behavior; and (3) identify gaps in knowledge and articulate a theoretical framework for future research. Relationships among the Brain, the Digestive System, and Eating Behavior summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.
Funding Information Note: This activity was supported by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Contract Nos. HHSN26300002 (National Institutes of Health), HHSP233201200333P (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion), and 59-1235-2-114, CNPP_IOM_FY2013_01, FS_NAS_IOM_FY2013_01, and AG-3A94-P-13-0074 (U.S. Department of Agriculture) with the National Academy of Sciences. Additional support came from Abbott Laboratories, The Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills Inc., Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars Inc., McDonald's, Monsanto Company, Nestle Nutrition, PepsiCo, and Tate & Lyle. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
Source of Description Note: Version viewed April 27, 2015.
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