From Fruit Flies to Anorexia | Psychology Today

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In a nutshell, their findings suggest that anorexia nervosa “is primarily a metabolic disorder caused by defective regulation of the starvation response, which leads to ambivalence towards food, decreased food consumption and characteristic psychopathology…Initial bouts of caloric restriction may alter the production of neurotransmitters that regulate appetite and food-seeking behavior and thus, set in motion a vicious cycle.”
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