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Dopamine and diet-induced obesity

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In 2010, Johnson and Kenny provided conclusive evidence that extended access to a Western-style diet promotes addictive-like behavior in rats by downregulating D2 receptors while promoting obesity. This focused attention on the parallels between drug addiction and overeating and fueled a decade of food addiction research.

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  1. Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

    • Alexandra G. DiFeliceantonio
    •  & Dana M. Small
  2. Modern Diet and PhysiologyResearch Center, YaleUniversity, New Haven, CT, USA

    • Alexandra G. DiFeliceantonio
    •  & Dana M. Small
  3. Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

    • Alexandra G. DiFeliceantonio
  4. Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

    • Dana M. Small

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