stomach shrinkage following dieting
nutty at brain
Thu Jan 30 00:37:12 EST 1997
arent there stretch receptors in the stomach that actually determine the
satiety of a person? (thus volume filling accounts for hunger
satisfaction rather than nourishment value on a short term basis. Thus
drinking excess water can often reduce the pangs of hunger temporarily).
The stretch receptors are quite similar to say the receptors in the
carotid arch accounting for the baroreceptor reflex (or some part of
thatre flex). The barorecetor reflex can be adjusted or accomodated with
increased or decreased volumes over a long term period. On analogous
reasoning, there seems to be no reason to disbelieve that the stretch
receptors in the stomach can be reset.
Just my 0.02 worth. I could be totally off.
..and still partly at..
Ward 5-223 : Ph (312) 503 0202
Dept. of Physiology Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University University of Akron
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