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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.

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.