Cerebellum Plays Role in Stimulating Appetite in PWS, Study Discovers

Cerebellum Plays Role in Stimulating Appetite in PWS, Study Discovers

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Cerebellum Plays Role in Stimulating Appetite in PWS, Study Discovers

MRI brain scans of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients unexpectedly revealed nerve cells in the cerebellum of the brain activated by food cues that promote appetite, a study demonstrated. The findings suggest that the cerebellum may be a potential target for treating obesity in people with PWS. The study, “Reverse-translational identification of a cerebellar satiation network,” was published in the journal Nature. PWS is caused by the loss of or defects in paternal genes known to…

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