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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...

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...

2012-03-23 05:43:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A ravenous appetite may be what causes many overweight people to be obese. Researchers have found a mutation in a single gene is responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively send out appetite suppressing signals from the body to the correct area of the brain. A study suggests that there might be a way to stimulate expression of that gene to treat obesity caused by uncontrolled eating. Researchers found that a mutation in the brain-derived neurotrophic...

2012-03-19 23:01:28

Recent medical studies conducted at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Hospital and research posted at health and wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have found new ways of controlling the ℠hunger gene´ which have shown significant ways of controlling weight gain. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Since its discovery in 1999 by medical researcher Masayasu Kojima, a major indicator of weight gain and obesity has been an active amino acid peptide produced in our bodies known as Ghrelin....

2012-03-19 04:53:45

The discovery offers clues about how to turn on brain sensitivity to leptin and insulin, hormones that turn off appetite Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have revealed how a mutation in a single gene is responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively pass along appetite suppressing signals from the body to the right place in the brain. What results is obesity caused by a voracious appetite. Their study, published March 18th on Nature Medicine's website,...

2012-03-15 12:35:30

Therapeutic targets also discovered for potential treatments for eating disorders The meal is pushed way, untouched. Loss of appetite can be a fleeting queasiness or continue to the point of emaciation. While it's felt in the gut, more is going on inside the head. New findings are emerging about brain and body messaging pathways that lead to loss of appetite, and the systems in place to avoid starvation. Today, scientists report in Nature about a brain circuit that mediates the loss of...


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