Effect of insulin and glucose on feeding behavior

Judith Rodin, Jeffrey Wack, Eleuterio Ferrannini, Ralph A. DeFronzo

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Four experimental groups of human subjects, in whom plasma glucose and insulin were independently raised or lowered, were tested for perceptions of hunger, taste, bodily state, and food intake. The data showed that hyperinsulinemia, unrelated to change in plasma glucose concentration, resulted in increased hunger, heightened palatability of sucrose or sweetness, and greater food intake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-831
Number of pages6
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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