Brain circuit behind satiation offers new target for obesity treatment

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown neural circuit that can trigger feelings of satiation in mice

The brain functions behind the feelings of fullness that stop us from reaching for another bite are highly complex, but by better understanding the intricacies of these systems scientists hope to uncover new treatments for conditions like obesity. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified an entirely new neural circuit that can be targeted to trigger satiation in mice, and even found that an already-approved ADHD drug confers its weight loss effects through this same pathway.

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