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2017.01.10

Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered (published on eLife)

Michael Lazarus and colleagues used a new method to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. As a result, they discovered that inhibiting these neurons reversed the effect of REM sleep loss on sucrose consumption while having no effect on fat consumption.

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