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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.

2009-07-22 07:14:19

Having trouble losing weight and keeping your type 2 diabetes under control? A key enzyme in the brain may be behind the difficulties.

2009-07-21 13:54:30

In a major advance in obesity and diabetes research, Yale School of Medicine scientists have found that reducing levels of a key enzyme in the brain decreased appetites and increased energy levels.


Word of the Day
ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".