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Latest Appetite Stories

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.

2009-12-16 00:13:26

Persons with higher levels of leptin, a protein hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite, may have an associated reduced incidence of Alzheimer disease and dementia, according to a study in the December 16 issue of JAMA.

2009-11-25 15:11:20

Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach, may be used to boost resistance to, or slow, the development of Parkinson's disease.

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2009-11-10 05:37:27

A new study suggests that eating your food at a fast pace blocks the body's natural appetite-control process.

2009-11-04 13:06:19

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), eating a meal quickly, as compared to slowly, curtails the release of hormones in the gut that induce feelings of being full.

2009-09-29 13:14:43

The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight.


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sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
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