Vol. 33 (7) 2012 Neuro endocrinology letters

The long-term regulation of food intake and body weight depends on the availability of thyroid hormones in the brain.

OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the contribution of the thyroid hormones to the long-term maintenance of feeding behavior and body weight, while distinguishing their direct central effects from those resulting from the metabolic rate in the peripheral tissues.

METHODS: We assessed the effect of hypothyroidism on the lon.....