Special Issue "Understanding the Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Nutrition and Appetite Regulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex endogenous signaling network characterized by many receptors situated on different areas of the brain and body. It is involved in several important functions which are essential for the maintenance of physiological homeostasis, including the regulation of appetite. For example, recent findings have shown that, along with the direct role in food intake, endocannabinoids also modulate appetite indirectly through an interaction with appetite modulators (e.g., leptin). Consequently, the ECS has also been proposed as one of the most important contributing factors in obesity incidence and subsequent metabolic abnormalities. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide up-to-date information about the link between the ECS, nutrition, and the regulation of appetite, including findings from psychological, nutritional, neuroendocrinological, neurobiologocal, and animal research, and to discuss implication for interventions.
Prof. Dr. Claudio Imperatori
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- Endocannabinoid system
- Cannabinoid receptor
- Body mass index
- Food intake
- Metabolism-related diseases
- Eating disorders