Do Obese Bacteria Make us “Want them”? Intestinal Microbiota, Mesocorticolimbic Circuit and Non-Homeostatic Feeding

Urrutia-Piñones, J; Illanes-González, J; López-Aguilera, A; Julio-Pieper, M; Bravo, JA


Highly palatable foods (HPF) have rewarding effects, and their consumption induces gut dysbiosis. Because intestinal microbes communicate bidirectionally with the brain, we reviewed the literature in order to link the effects of HPF on the brain reward system and on gut microbiota. Additionally, we propose these alterations contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity.

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Título de la Revista: Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports
Volumen: 5
Editorial: Springer
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Página de inicio: 211
Página final: 217
Idioma: Inglés