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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.

2011-06-21 12:20:34

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.

2011-06-08 06:52:29

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).

2011-06-06 20:04:45

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.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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