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Whats the difference between hunger and appetite so I can control?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
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Not sure which is which but true hunger emanates from the hypothalamus after it assesses our metabolic needs and the presence of food in the gut.
It sends a signal to the dosal and ventral striate cortices via increased orexin and decreased cart/pomc activity to generate conscious hunger signals. False hunger occurs when these signals occur in error.. (see my website for detailed info).

In brief: See below

Not sure which is which but true hunger emanates from the hypothalamus after it assesses our metabolic needs and the presence of food in the gut.
It sends a signal to the dosal and ventral striate cortices via increased orexin and decreased cart/pomc activity to generate conscious hunger signals. False hunger occurs when these signals occur in error.. (see my website for detailed info).
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