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2011-12-14 09:42:00

EXETER, N.H., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In "The Appetite Connection,"(ISBN 1461111625) Dr. Denise Lamothe claims that creating a delicious life occurs through a psychological connection with one's appetite. Forging dramatic emotional, physical and spiritual healing, she guides each reader on a journey through self-questioning and self-discovery to understanding what their appetite is telling them. Lamothe's book aims to be the first to encourage intuitive...

2011-12-08 21:45:32

Overeating, whether in children or adults, often takes place even in the absence of hunger, resulting in weight gain and obesity. Current methods to treat such overeating in youth focus on therapies that restrict what kids may eat, requiring them to track their food intake and engage in intensive exercise. But for most children, such behavioral therapy techniques don't work long term, according to Kerri Boutelle, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of...

2011-12-06 23:15:40

Research presented at ASCB annual meeting Is obesity a ciliopathy, a disorder such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which is triggered by a defect in the microscopic hair-like cilia that protrude from virtually every cell of humans and other vertebrates? University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) researchers told the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver on Dec. 6 that mutations in primary cilia may scramble signaling pathways in the hypothalamus, the...

2011-11-28 06:30:00

QUÓ°BEC CITY, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Jose M. Garcia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, Departments of Medicine and Molecular and Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine and Michael I. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Houston Texas, an...

Hormone-Laced Gum Could Lead To Weight Loss
2011-11-22 06:32:11

Recent research out of Syracuse University could lead to a specially-designed chewing gum that could deliver an appetite suppressant and, if chewed after meals, help individuals lose weight. The study, which was published on November 4 in the online edition of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and was led by Robert Doyle, an associate professor in the university's Department of Chemistry, centers around oral delivery of a hormone that helps make people full. According to a Monday press...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Donation targeted for research into difficult challenges and obesity faced by those suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome San Francisco and Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The estate of Jean Joachim Deleage, together with the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), today jointly announced a donation of $500,000 made by the estate to further primary research into Prader-Willi Syndrome, a childhood disease that has painful and devastating effects from birth, through childhood and...

2011-10-05 05:52:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The fat we usually think of is called white fat, but there´s another type- brown fat- that burns fat. It was previously thought that brown fat disappeared after infancy, but recent advances in imaging technology led to its rediscovery in adults. Brown fat is full of blood vessels and mitochondria, making it very good at converting calories into energy, a process that malfunctions in obesity. Researchers found that orexin, a hormone produced in the brain,...

2011-08-29 20:59:31

Losing weight without a grumbling stomach or expensive liquid diet can be as simple as eating a lighter lunch, finds a new Cornell University study to be published in the October issue of the journal Appetite. Participants who ate portion-controlled lunches did not compensate by eating more calories later in the day, leading researchers to believe the human body does not possess the mechanisms necessary to notice a small drop in energy intake. "Making small reductions in energy intake...

2011-08-29 11:33:08

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals–molecules tied to aging and tissue damage–are at the heart of increased appetite in diet-induced obesity. Published Aug. 28 in the advanced online issue of Nature Medicine, the study found that elevating free radical levels in the...

2011-08-25 14:54:39

Thomas Jefferson University research reveals hormone receptor GCC´s role in appetite and possible therapeutic target for obesity The hormone receptor guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) has been established as a suppressor of colorectal cancer tumors, but new evidence from Thomas Jefferson University suggests it may also help fight one of the country's biggest pandemics: obesity. Reporting in the August 25 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Scott Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.,...