Latest Appetite Stories
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.
In a study that increases the understanding of the link between fetal development and obesity later in life, researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) found altering the levels of two common hormones, insulin and leptin, in utero changes the cellular development in the region of the brain that regulates appetite.
A new molecular imaging agent that specifically targets estrogenic mechanisms in the brain to find out what effect an enzyme, aromatase, has on body mass index (BMI).
Women who have higher levels of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin have fewer symptoms of depression, and this apparent inverse relationship is not related to body mass index (BMI), a new study finds.
Children who are overweight may not be getting enough sleep at night, according to researchers in New Zealand.
A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day.
Star of Bravoâ€™s â€œThe Real Housewives of Orange Countyâ€ reveals her weight-loss secret Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 Tamra Barney, the star of Bravoâ€™s hit television show, â€œThe Real Housewives of Orange Countyâ€ revealed that she has been using the SENSA® Weight-Loss System, a leading weight-loss brand, to help her lose some extra pounds.
Weizmann Institute scientists have added another piece to the obesity puzzle, showing how and why a certain protein that is active in a small part of the brain contributes to weight gain.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May commemorates National Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month and efforts are already underway to raise awareness of this little-known yet deadly disorder that is the most common genetic cause of obesity in children.
An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.