Next Article in Journal
Alternative Sources of Omega-3 Fats: Can We Find a Sustainable Substitute for Fish?
Next Article in Special Issue
At-Risk Serum Cholesterol Profile at Both Ends of the Nutrition Spectrum in West African Adults? The Benin Study
Previous Article in Journal
Effects of Three-Month Intake of Synbiotic on Inflammation and Body Composition in the Elderly: A Pilot Study
Previous Article in Special Issue
Issues of Fish Consumption for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction
Open AccessReview

Functionality of Fatty Acid Chemoreception: A Potential Factor in the Development of Obesity?

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1287-1300; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu5041287
Received: 21 January 2013 / Revised: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 4 April 2013 / Published: 17 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases)
Excess dietary fat consumption is recognized as a strong contributing factor in the development of overweight and obesity. Understanding why some individuals are better than others at regulating fat intake will become increasingly important and emerging associative evidence implicates attenuated fatty acid sensing in both the oral cavity and gastrointestinal (GI) tract in the development of obesity. Functional implications of impaired fatty acid chemoreception include diminished activation of the gustatory system, the cephalic response and satiety. This review will focus on knowledge from animal and human studies supporting the existence of oral fatty acid chemoreception including putative oral detection mechanisms, and how sensitivity to fatty acids is associated with fat consumption and fatty food preference. View Full-Text
Keywords: oral fatty acid chemoreception; oral sensitivity; fat regulation; obesity; BMI; CD36; GPCRs oral fatty acid chemoreception; oral sensitivity; fat regulation; obesity; BMI; CD36; GPCRs
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Newman, L.; Haryono, R.; Keast, R. Functionality of Fatty Acid Chemoreception: A Potential Factor in the Development of Obesity? Nutrients 2013, 5, 1287-1300.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop