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2010-10-18 16:19:03

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.

2010-09-21 22:10:34

For advanced activities of our daily life (such as driving a car, or seeing a movie), to be awake is important.

2010-09-10 13:22:02

Many people have experienced the frustration that comes with regaining weight that was lost from dieting.

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2010-08-25 10:57:35

There is now another good reason to exercise -- besides burning calories, exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety (feeling full), which in turn contributes to reduced food intake and consequently weight loss.

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2010-06-03 08:21:30

A nutrient that’s common to all living things can make hibernating marmots hungry - a breakthrough that could help scientists understand human obesity and eating disorders, according to a new study by a Colorado State University biologist.

2010-03-31 13:10:00

In gastric cancer patients who have had part or all of their stomach removed, the hormone ghrelin may lessen post-operative weight loss and improve appetite, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.

2010-03-16 13:45:06

Scientists at the University of Liverpool argue that anti-obesity drugs fail to provide lasting benefits for health and wellbeing because they tackle the biological consequences of obesity, and not the important psychological causes of overconsumption and weight gain.

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2010-01-26 14:23:43

A Université de Montréal research team is developing a pill composed of leptin, the protein that tells our brain to stop eating.

2009-12-23 16:10:25

A Faculty of 1000 evaluation examines how a stomach-produced hormone that influences the desire to eat and consume alcohol could be switched off to control drinking problems.

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2009-12-16 14:35:00

A major US research study has pointed to a potential link between high levels of an appetite-curbing hormone and a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, offering new insights into the degenerative disease and possibly pointing out the path to new methods of treatment.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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