Nutritional Modulation of Neural Function - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125064552, 9780323155069

Nutritional Modulation of Neural Function

1st Edition

Editors: John Morley
eBook ISBN: 9780323155069
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1988
Page Count: 344
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Nutritional Modulation of Neural Function probes into the mechanisms by which ingested foods can exert such influences and modulate neuronal function. The compendium is based on the meeting held in Santa Barbara, California, in March 1986, under the aegis of the Brain Research Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The papers in the book examines topics such as the effects of food on the release of peptide hormones from the gastrointestinal tract and the effect of these peptides on central nervous system function; the mechanisms by which mammals regulate ingestive behaviors; food myths and the effects of various nutritional components to behavior and mental functioning; the evidence that glucose can modulate opioid receptors and alter a number of opioid-dependent behaviors; and the role of zinc metabolism in limbic system structures in the pathogenesis of seizures.

Neurologists, pathologists, and researchers in the field of medicine will find the text very insightful.

Table of Contents




Other Titles in the Series

I. Ingestion: Uptake

Central Actions of Peripherally Administered Gut Peptides, with Particular Reference to Cholecystokinin

Peptidergic Brain-Gut Axis: Role of Brain Peptides in the Regulation of Gastric Function

Intestinal Absorption of Peptides

Peptidergic Modulation of Gastric Function Induced by Food

The Nutritional Significance of Regulation of Intestinal Nutrient Transport

II. Ingestion: Regulation

Gustatory and Visceral Modulation of Feeding

Sympathetic Nervous System and a Nutrient Balance Model of Food Intake

Role of Monoamine Systems in the Control of Food Intake and Nutrient Selection

Central Regulation of Feeding: The Role of Neuropeptides

III. Nutrition and Behavior

Cultural Approaches to Human Food Preferences

Vitamins and Neurological Dysfunction

Nutrients, Free Radicals, and Amnesia

Trace Elements in Dementing Disorders

Importance of Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Retinal Function and Brain Chemistry

Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: The Dieting Disorders

Treatments for Obesity

Food and Behavior

IV. Opioids and Nutrition

Brain Actions of Peptides That Regulate Carbohydrate Metabolism

Glucose and Morphine-Induced Analgesia

V. Zinc and Neural Function

Seizure-Induced Alterations of Opioid Peptide and Zinc Metabolism in the Hippocampus of Rats

Hippocampal Zinc, the Storage Granule Pool: Localization, Physiochemistry, and Possible Functions

Zinc and Seizure Mechanisms



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About the Editor

John Morley

Affiliations and Expertise

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Division of Medicine, Veterans Affair Medical Center, St. Louis University School of Medicine

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