Editorial for Full4Health special issue of 'Peptides': peptides in the food-gut-brain axis and roles in hunger and satiety

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Long-term over-consumption of calories undoubtedly represents a major driver of the current epidemic of overweight and obesity in developed countries and worldwide. At the opposite end of the spectrum, clinically significant states of inadequate calorie and nutrient consumption represent a major problem under specific circumstances such as in infection, cancer and following chemotherapy, as well as more generically in the elderly. The latter represents a growing cause for concern in Europe’s ageing population. The ambition to intervene at either end of the continuum of dietary intake and food choice, and in different age groups, requires that we improve our understanding of mechanisms of hunger and satiety, and this forms the rationale of the Full4Health project
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
Early online date28 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


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