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Appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose tissue and the brain. (Wikipedia)

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Nutrition physiology
N/APsychological factors

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Hunger (physiology)

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