Tamas L. Horvath, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Tamas L. Horvath, D.V.M., Ph.D., is chair and professor of the section of comparative medicine and professor of neurobiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the neuroendocrine regulation of homeostasis, particularly in metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. He received his doctor of veterinary medicine in 1990 from the University of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, and his Ph.D. in 1999 from the Attila Jozsef University of Natural Sciences in Szeged, Hungary.
Wired for Hunger: The Brain and Obesity
Because food is not always plentiful, humans have evolved to eat whenever it is available. Researchers are starting to tease out the brain circuits that elicit this “eat” message, a network that may contribute to today’s widespread obesity. Effective obesity treatment likely will involve combination of drugs, in addition to psychological approaches and exercise—not just a single pill.