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2012-06-25 21:06:04

A new study suggests that the appetite-inducing hormone ghrelin increases the incentive for humans to eat high-calorie foods, even on a full stomach. The results will be reported Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. In the study, rats lacking the ghrelin receptor gene ate less of a sweet treat after a full meal than did rodents whose ghrelin receptor gene was intact. "Combined with an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, overconsumption of reward-driven foods...

2012-06-25 10:55:40

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain that controls hunger, and found that these neurons are not only associated with overeating, but also linked to non-food associated behaviors, like novelty-seeking and drug addiction. Published in the June 24 online issue of Nature Neuroscience, the study was led by Marcelo O. Dietrich, postdoctoral associate, and Tamas L. Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research...

Appetite Control With New Brain Receptor
2012-06-08 06:08:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Losing weight and eating healthier have gone hand-in-hand for some time. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) recently discovered how to help people in their goals for weight loss; a brain receptor that was found to have abilities to help regulate appetite. The study, published in the online edition of Cell, could help create new drugs focused on combating obesity. "We've identified a receptor that is intimately involved in...

2012-05-29 23:02:04

PharmaCo Labs (SupplementsToWeightLoss LLC) today announced that their non-prescription weight loss pill, PhenObestin 37.5, has been proven to help people lose weight as quickly as prescription weight-loss drugs Phentermine and Adipex. This all-natural drug is packed with cutting edge science that helped those people lose weight with no side effects. Germantown, MD (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 More than one million people from around the world have used PhenObestin 37.5 to successfully lose weight,...

Obesity Genes Lead To Increased Appetite, Poor Dietary Choices
2012-05-24 05:10:55

[ Watch the Video ] Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers from The Miriam Hospital´s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center recently acknowledged that people who have particular “obesity genes” are more likely to eat more meals and snacks as well as consume more calories or foods high in fat and sugar. The research, found in the June 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows the differences in the fat mass and obesity-associated genes...

Ghrelin Can Cause Some People To Reward Themselves With Even More Food
2012-05-07 12:21:05

Ever notice how celebration and overeating often go hand-in hand? Americans celebrate holidays with formidable feasts and punctuate  promotions and other happy news with plenty to eat; The proverbial fatted calf, if you will. Now, research shows our minds could be hard-wired to chemically reward ourselves with delicious food, no matter how full we feel. An Italian team of researchers conducted the very small study on what is called “hedonic hunger.” According to MSN,...

2012-05-03 09:06:03

It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they're allowed free access to calories. Now, researchers believe they understand why this happens. A new animal model study at UCLA has found that in low—birth-weight babies whose growth was restricted in the womb, the level of appetite-producing neuropeptides in the brain's hypothalamus – the central control of the...

2012-04-19 10:26:04

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prader-Willi California Foundation, a charitable organization that serves families raising a child with Prader-Willi Syndrome, announced its 12th annual statewide Walking for Prader-Willi Syndrome awareness events. Each walkathon event offers attendees a free t-shirt and features music, arts and crafts activities, and exercise-inspired games for the kids. This year's events will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on April 29...

Lack  Of  Sleep Is Linked To Obesity, New Evidence Shows
2012-04-17 08:59:06

Under 6 hours of sleep can impact appetite regulation and increase BMI Can lack of sleep make you fat? A new paper which reviews the evidence from sleep restriction studies reveals that inadequate sleep is linked to obesity. The research, published in a special issue of the The American Journal of Human Biology, explores how lack of sleep can impact appetite regulation, impair glucose metabolism and increase blood pressure. "Obesity develops when energy intake is greater than...

2012-04-05 21:13:09

Obesity is increasing worldwide in adults and children and is currently viewed by many as one of the most serious threats to public health. It is likely that solutions to the obesity pandemic will require changes in public policy and that scientific insight into obesity will be invaluable for guiding those changes. Now, a new review of human brain imaging studies published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that a major reason for the dramatic...