Latest Appetite Stories
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.
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.
A UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al research team is developing a pill composed of leptin, the protein that tells our brain to stop eating.
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.
A major US research study has pointed to a potential link between high levels of an appetite-curbing hormone and a lower incidence of Alzheimerâ€™s disease, offering new insights into the degenerative disease and possibly pointing out the path to new methods of treatment.
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.
Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach, may be used to boost resistance to, or slow, the development of Parkinson's disease.
A new study suggests that eating your food at a fast pace blocks the body's natural appetite-control process.
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.
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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