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2011-05-20 06:48:32

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. In addition, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the researchers found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain signals controlling food motivation and reward-driven eating behavior. "Everyone knows that eating breakfast is important, but many people still don't make it a priority," said Heather...

2011-05-12 00:00:45

Star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" reveals her weight-loss secret Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 Tamra Barney, the star of Bravo's hit television show, "The Real Housewives of Orange County" revealed that she has been using the SENSA® Weight-Loss System, a leading weight-loss brand, to help her lose some extra pounds. Tamra says she heard about the product from Patti Stanger, Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker," who has lost 25 pounds since using SENSA®....

2011-05-04 14:40:52

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. This research appeared today in Cell Metabolism. Prof. Ari Elson and his team in the Institute's Molecular Genetics Department made the discovery when working with female mice that were genetically engineered to lack this protein, called protein tyrosine phosphatase epsilon (PTPe, for short). The...

2011-04-26 14:38:00

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. Jessica Patay, mother of a young boy with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), decided nine months ago to partner her passion for running with her aspiration to raise awareness of her son's syndrome and funds to help...

2011-04-13 19:37:19

Findings show hormone causes people to sniff odors more An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity, according to a new study in the April 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest ghrelin may enhance the ability to find and identify food. Researchers led by Jenny Tong, MD, and Matthias Tschöp, MD, at the University of Cincinnati found the appetite-related hormone also influences smell. The new study...

2011-04-07 08:05:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was recently reported that women with low body fat, including runners and dancers as well as women with eating disorders, may be able to restore their fertility and reduce their risk of bone fractures by taking doses of the hormone leptin. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offered the first definitive proof that a lack of leptin contributes to hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) -- a condition in which menstrual periods of women cease, triggering...

2011-04-05 00:07:50

Treatment could help athletes, women with eating disorders Women with extremely low body fat, including runners and dancers, as well as women with eating disorders, are prone to develop hypothalamic amenorrhea, a condition in which their menstrual periods cease, triggering such serious problems as infertility and osteoporosis. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offers the first definitive proof that a lack of leptin contributes to hypothalamic...

2011-04-04 23:28:19

The substance ghrelin plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating. It also impacts on sugar consumption, which is due, in part, to genetic factors, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ghrelin is a neuropeptide that both activates the brain's reward system and increases appetite. This means that when we are hungry, levels of ghrelin increase, activating the brain's reward system, and this, in turn, increases our motivation to...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.