Energy Homeostasis, Autonomic Activity and Obesity

Anton J.W. Scheurink, Börk Balkan, Csaba Nyakas, Gertjan van Dijk, Anton B. Steffens, Béla Bohus

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Obesity is often accompanied by alterations in both sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic functions. The present paper summarizes the results of a number of studies designed to investigate autonomic functioning in normal, genetically, and experimentally obese rats. Particular emphasis is given to autonomic functioning and dysfunctioning in relation to the processes that are involved in the regulation of peripheral energy substrate homeostasis. It is concluded that alterations in autonomic regulation in obesity are determined by causal factors such as overeating, genetic make‐up, age and/or the duration of obesity. 1995 North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721S-727S
JournalObesity research
Issue number5 S
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995


  • VMH‐lesion
  • Zucker rat
  • catecholamines
  • epinephrine
  • insulin
  • norepinephrine
  • overfeeding
  • parasympathetic
  • sympathetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Scheurink, A. J. W., Balkan, B., Nyakas, C., van Dijk, G., Steffens, A. B., & Bohus, B. (1995). Energy Homeostasis, Autonomic Activity and Obesity. Obesity research, 3(5 S), 721S-727S.