Endocrinology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Modulation of Satiety: Specific Focus on Glucagon-Like Peptide-1

Authored by: Rémy Burcelin , Patrice D. Cani

Handbook of Prebiotics

Print publication date:  January  2008
Online publication date:  January  2008

Print ISBN: 9780849381713
eBook ISBN: 9780849381829
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In the majority of adults, the qualitative and quantitative composition of food intake varies considerably from meal to meal and from day to day, while adiposity and body weight are remarkably constant despite huge short-term variations in energy balance. Most individuals match cumulative energy intake to energy expenditure with great precision when measured within a period including several meals. 1 Such an active process—energy homeostasis—allows stability in the amount of body energy stored as fat.

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