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2011-03-18 08:01:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The results of a new study on obesity in sheep and lambs may lend a hand in understanding obesity in humans. The new study is the first to show a definite link between obesity in a mother and obesity in her child in mammals that bear "mature offspring." Since humans also bear mature offspring, the results of this study are the first that can possibly be applied to humans. While the relationship between maternal obesity and offspring obesity has been proven in rats, rats...

2011-03-16 08:05:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With warm weather and bathing suit season just around the corner, the SENSA® Weight-Loss System, a revolutionary six-month weight-loss program developed by neurologist and smell and taste expert Dr. Alan Hirsch, announces an expansion of its product line with SENSA® FOR MEN. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/LA66037) Numerous studies have proven that women have a stronger sense...

2011-03-15 14:35:51

The research, published today (Tuesday March 15 2011) in The Journal of Physiology, shows a definite link between maternal and offspring obesity and is the first demonstration that this is the case in mammals which bear 'mature offspring' "“ as humans do. Professor Peter Nathanielsz, lead author of the research, said: "A relationship between maternal obesity and offspring obesity has been clearly identified in rodents but as their young are born immature, it was not clear whether the...

2011-01-12 14:46:11

A Mayo Clinic researcher says the surprising findings suggest the possibility of a novel treatment for obesity A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida and Washington University School of Medicine adds a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors. While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, neuroscientists identified a new molecular player responsible for the regulation of appetite and metabolism. In the Jan. 11...

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2011-01-12 11:40:23

If you want to lose the pounds you've put on over Christmas, you may be interested in knowing that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in your likelihood of regaining weight after dieting. A new study confirms that people with the highest levels of leptin and lowest levels of ghrelin are more likely to put the centimeters they lost back on again. Doctors often have to deal with patients who, after sticking to a slimming diet, have regained the kilos lost in just a...

2010-12-22 08:00:00

Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group expert offers holiday eating tips CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans gain an average of five pounds during the winter season, usually due to a host of holiday feasts, parties and gatherings that offer an abundance of tasty, but not always healthy, foods and snacks. While the temptations are inevitable, experts at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group remind us that you can still enjoy the holiday season without the worry of...

2010-12-19 00:26:44

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, giving and spending time with family. However, for some, the holiday season is reason for stress, anxiety and dread. These negative ingredients are a recipe for disaster on any weight loss program. InShapeMD® Dallas locations have launched a prescription grade appetite suppressant phentermine weight loss program for patients during this stressful season. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) December 17, 2010 The holiday season can be scary for anyone...

2010-10-27 13:21:40

Study on effects of anti-obesity drug on the brain paves way for more effective treatments Scientists have revealed that an anti-obesity drug changes the way the brain responds to appetising, high-calorie foods in obese individuals. This insight may aid the development of new anti-obesity drugs which reduce the activity in the regions of the brain stimulated by the sight of tasty foods. Researchers at the University of Cambridge discovered that the anti-obesity drug sibutramine reduced brain...

2010-10-18 16:19:03

Obese have impaired autonomic function which may lead to overeating Research on obesity examining the role of hormones and the autonomic functions of the digestive system was presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American CoIlege of Gastroenterology. Gastric function, as well the activities of the autonomic nervous system that regulates digestion, are impaired in obese individuals in both fasting and fed states, according to a study from the University of Texas Medical Branch...

2010-09-21 22:10:34

Orexin wakes up your brain by self-excitation mechanism For advanced activities of our daily life (such as driving a car, or seeing a movie), to be awake is important. It has been known so far that neuropeptide in the brain called "Orexin"controls sleep and awakening besides appetite. Here, the research group led by Dr. Akihiro Yamanaka, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), found that orexin-releasing neurons have the self-excitation mechanism that activate each other among...