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Neurophysiological mechanisms of sweet taste preference

Antoniya Hachmeriyan, Irina Pashalieva, Liubka Decheva, Dobrinka Doncheva, Gabriela Panayotova


Food intake regulation is a complex process influenced by the dynamic interplay between two systems—homeostatic and hedonic regulation systems. Homeostatic regulation depends on the information from the gastrointestinal tract, adipose tissue, n. vagus, while hedonic regulation is primarily controlled by reward processes. This is multifactor process that creates and establishes specific patterns of eating behavior, often associated with certain taste preferences.


neurophysiological mechanisms; sweet taste; regulation

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