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2011-08-29 11:33:08

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating.

2011-08-25 14:54:39

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.

2011-08-25 14:45:33

The number of people who are obese and suffer one or more of its associated health problems (including type 2 diabetes) is escalating dramatically.

2011-08-15 12:11:24

Researchers in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism by which stress increases food drive in rats.

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2011-07-31 06:25:00

The act of eating may itself be a way to lose weight, according to a new study which claims that spending more time chewing your food more could cause you to eat less.

2011-07-27 12:43:11

The past two decades have witnessed an epidemic spread of obesity-related diseases in Western countries.

2011-07-27 05:59:46

The past two decades have witnessed an epidemic spread of obesity-related diseases in Western countries.

2011-07-14 07:14:44

For some time scientists have known the hormone leptin has acted in the brain to prevent obesity, but the mystery remains as to whether or not this is a natural weight loss treatment.

2011-07-12 12:38:42

Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that ghrelin, a naturally occurring gut hormone, increases our willingness to pay for food, while simultaneously decreasing our willingness to pay for non-food items.

2011-07-12 07:36:16

A team of scientists has found that addictive drugs may have hijacked the same nerve cells and connections in the brain that serve a powerful, ancient instinct: the appetite for salt.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.