Either way, spin up receptor levels could be improve by restricting food intake. Impact of this common strategy to combat obesity Less calories obviously important for people trying to lose weight, plus improving the brain’s ability to prevent overeating on foods rewards to respond, Thanos said. Food intake food intake can have such a dramatic effect on dopamine receptor levels, this study will also further evidence of the interaction of genetic factors with the environment in the development of obesity in our society, he said..
An additional finding was that D2 receptor availability – that is, the number of receptors for binding dopamine – was greater in adulthood in the obese rats compared to the lean rats. This suggests that perhaps the release of dopamine was significantly decreased with age in the obese unrestricted animals more than in the restricted ones or the lean rats. The possibility of lower dopamine release in obese subjects is still under investigation, the researchers say. Continue reading “It is not clear.”