Food and mood

We had been investigating the effects of intestinal infusions of lipid on small bowel transit times in rats when we observed that animals that received the lipid tended to fall asleep. We wondered whether this might explain why people tend to feel drowsy after a rich meal and irritable after... Read more »

The intestinal regulation of eating behaviour

Having shown that intestinal infusion of lipid will delay gastric emptying, probably by the release of CCK, we were interested to find out whether it would inhibit eating behaviour. The discovery that it did and was more potent than isoenergetic quantities of carbohydrate initiated a new area of research. ... Read more »