Food intake, metabolism and the brain

Obesity and metabolic disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent in many parts of the world, and have been accompanied by rising morbidity and associated health costs. This crisis has driven increased research efforts aimed at understanding the neurophysiological systems that regulate food intake and metabolism — and how these systems can become dysfunctional. Nature Reviews Neuroscience presents a series of articles examining various aspects of this regulation in health and disease, including the potential implications for the development of therapies.