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Obesity, Overeating, and Rapid Gastric Emptying in Rats with Ventromedial Hypothalamic Lesions
J. P. Duggan and D. A. Booth
New Series, Vol. 231, No. 4738 (Feb. 7, 1986), pp. 609-611
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1696468
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Measurements confirm the quantitative theoretical prediction that the autonomic nonendocrine abnormality of rapid daytime gastric emptying is the major primary cause of the obesity resulting from ventromedial hypothalamic lesions in rats. Therapy for obesity could include slowing of stomach emptying.
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