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New nerve cells formed in a select part of the brain could hold considerable sway over how much you eat and consequently weigh, new animal research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests in a study published in the May issue of Nature Neuroscience.
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.
Under 6 hours of sleep can impact appetite regulation and increase BMI
A new University of Illinois study contains a warning for obese women who are planning pregnancies.
Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE this week that obesity in America is significantly worse than previously thought.
The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated.
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.
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.
If you don't get enough sleep, you may also eat too much — and thus be more likely to become obese.
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