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Dealing with loss of appetite

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Pharmacists advising on weight management will be familiar with people whose appetites are such that food reduction is difficult. More neglected is the subject of poor appetite and unwanted weight loss. Pam Mason gives an overview of this problem

Appetite is the desire to eat, felt as hunger. Its purpose is to regulate energy and nutrient intake, but it is complicated because people do not eat only because they need energy: appetite is regulated by many factors, both internal and external.

This article is available to download (PDF 80K).

Pamela Mason, PhD, MRPharmS, is a freelance journalist and author with a special interest in nutrition. Dr Mason is an adviser to the Health Supplements Information Service 



Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10034094

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