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- noun Abnormally increased appetite for and consumption of food, thought to be associated with a lesion or injury in the hypothalamus.
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- noun medicine An abnormal
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Typically homeostatic hyperphagia occurs when you have not eaten enough during the day and your body craves calories so that when you finally allow yourself (or find the time) to eat, you end up eating the wrong things too fast till you vastly overshoot your actual caloric requirements.
Morse said bears are going through a stage called hyperphagia, where they load up on food to prepare for winter, though it's probably not as necessary in Florida as in many northern states.
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Night eating syndrome is characterized by evening hyperphagia which is defined as
I have previously blogged about the importance of eating regularly and not skipping meals, as this can promote homeostatic hyperphagia (overeating in response to hunger).
There is now evidence to support the notion that alterations in the dopaminergic reward system may be common to both ADD and hedonistic hyperphagia.
Both the rate and magnitude of weight gain will likely depend on the underlying biological factors: e.g. hedonic vs. homeostatic hyperphagia and other underlying psychosocial factors.
To me, the most important differential diagnosis is overeating because of true hunger (homeostatic hyperphagia) or as part of a planned social event (e.g. a birthday, a festival, a special treat, etc.).
AS FALL APPROACHES, black bears enter a stage that biologists call hyperphagia, or excessive eating.
Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by mental retardation, an insatiable appetite, and even hyperphagia eats everything, even the inedible, often results in morbid obesity.
X-raying the obese is "like watching TV without cable or an antenna." Ann Althouse 2007
At highest risk are bowhunters who hunt the early fall season when bears are in the grip of hyperphagia, gobbling as many calories as possible to prepare for winter.
Once Brobeck assumed that overeating (he called it hyperphagia, a term that is still in use) was the reason why these animals with ventromedial lesions in the hypothalamus got fat, obesity researchers in the post-World War II years perceived their scientific obligation as elucidating how the hypothalamus knows enough to moderate eating and maybe energy expenditure as well, and how that awareness breaks down in obesity.
How a 'tragically flawed' paradigm has derailed the science of obesity Patrick Skerrett 2021