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Type: Journal article
Title: The prefrontal cortex and obesity: a health neuroscience perspective
Author: Lowe, C.
Reichelt, A.
Hall, P.
Citation: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2019; 23(4):349-361
Publisher: Elsevier; Cell Press
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 1364-6613
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Cassandra J. Lowe, Amy C. Reichelt and Peter A. Hall
Abstract: In the modern obesogenic environment, limiting calorie-dense food consumption is partially dependent on the capacity of individuals to override visceral reactions to hyperpalatable and rewarding food cues. In the current review, we employ a health neuroscience framework to outline: (i) how individual variations in prefrontal cortical structure and functionality, and by extension, executive functions, may predispose an individual to the overconsumption of appetitive calorie-dense foods via differences in dietary self-regulation; (ii) how obesity may result in changes to cortical structure and functionality; and (iii) how the relationship between the structure and function of the prefrontal cortex and obesity may be best described as reciprocal in nature.
Keywords: Obesity; prefrontal cortex; executive functions; cognitive control; diet; ingestive behaviour
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
RMID: 1000025733
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2019.01.005
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