Fat/carbohydrate ratio but not energy density determines snack food intake and activates brain reward areas

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Hoch T, Kreitz S, Gaffling S, Pischetsrieder M, Heß A
Journal: Scientific Reports
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group: Open Access Journals - Option B
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 5
Pages range: 10041
ISSN: 2045-2322
Language: English


Abstract


The snack food potato chips induces food intake in ad libitum fed rats, which is associated with modulation of the brain reward system and other circuits. Here, we show that food intake in satiated rats is triggered by an optimal fat/carbohydrate ratio. Like potato chips, an isocaloric fat/carbohydrate mixture influenced whole brain activity pattern of rats, affecting circuits related e.g. to reward/addiction, but the number of modulated areas and the extent of modulation was lower compared to the snack food itself.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gaffling, Simone
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Heß, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
Hoch, Tobias Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelchemie (Henriette-Schmidt-Burkhardt Lehrstuhl)
Kreitz, Silke Dr. rer. nat.
Lehrstuhl für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
Pischetsrieder, Monika Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelchemie (Henriette-Schmidt-Burkhardt Lehrstuhl)


Additional Organisation
Emil-Fischer-Zentrum (Emil Fischer Center)
Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies


How to cite

APA:
Hoch, T., Kreitz, S., Gaffling, S., Pischetsrieder, M., & Heß, A. (2015). Fat/carbohydrate ratio but not energy density determines snack food intake and activates brain reward areas. Scientific Reports, 5, 10041. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep10041

MLA:
Hoch, Tobias, et al. "Fat/carbohydrate ratio but not energy density determines snack food intake and activates brain reward areas." Scientific Reports 5 (2015): 10041.

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