Starvation Response

A physiologic response to a marked decrease in caloric intake: the basal metabolic rate falls to a minimum to conserve energy; when calories are available at the end of the diet, weight rapidly increases
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They broke down the starvation response in the fruit flies into separate mechanisms for hunger and sleep-suppression.
The results of this experiment indicate that anoxia is a probable cause of digestive tubule atrophy beyond the expected starvation response.
The observed atrophy of the digestive tubules in the control oysters is likely a starvation response concurrent with increased temperature.
A significant increase in digestive tubule ratios in oysters from the normoxic treatment group at the 60-h interval compared with preexposure oysters indicated a possible starvation response associated with the experimental protocol.
If the body experiences prolonged periods of less food consumption than it needs, a starvation response is triggered that prompts the body to become extremely conservative in energy expenditure.
This mimics a clinical feature of diabetic patients resulting from the fact that nutrients are present but the body cannot utilize them and thus mounts a starvation response, breaking down energy stores to obtain nutrients.
Dr Longo's team was interested to know if the starvation response differed between normal and cancer cells.
Your body is going into a starvation response, it's pushing you to over-eat because it's saying 'I don't know when the next meal is coming, I better eat now'.
The problem with missing meals is that it triggers a starvation response fat-storage mechanism.
Sadkhin's discovery provides three major benefits to dieters: it reduces feelings of hunger; prevents the body's starvation response which deters weight loss; and is absolutely safe, noninvasive and controlled by the dieter.
We found the tumor suppressor Rb is a critical regulator of the starvation response," said Han, who also is a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator.
Altogether, these findings identify Rb as a critical regulator of the starvation response and suggest a link between functions of tumor suppressors and starvation survival," the team wrote in Current Biology.