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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.

2009-09-23 15:06:10

Contrary to the prevailing view, the hormone leptin, which is critical for normal food intake and metabolism, appears to regulate bone mass and suppress appetite by acting mainly through serotonin pathways in the brain.

2009-09-03 15:52:31

Leptin-serotonin pathway offers new clues for obesity and osteoporosis prevention.

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2009-09-01 11:55:00

Some of the first information about how fat causes hypertension have been identified by researchers who say the findings should one day help identify which obese people – and maybe some thin ones too – are at risk for hypertension and which drugs would work best for them.

2009-08-05 11:32:59

As we all know from experience, people eat not only because they are hungry, but also because the food just simply tastes too good to pass up. Now, a new study in the August 6th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, helps to explain how leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue, influences that motivation to eat.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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