Stress impacts the brain's response to food, researchers report. Additionally, both lean and obese people react to food cues in brain areas associated with reward and cognitive control.
Eating your largest meal at breakfast time may help decrease appetite for the rest of the day but it does not affect the way in which the body metabolizes calories in a different way to any other meal.
The direction of appetite change associated with depression was linked to specific changes in the brain's reward system.
Researchers report the way the brain processes sensory input information depends on whether an animal lacks specific nutrients or is pregnant. The findings provide valuable new insight on the neural basis for behavior both within and beyond food choices.
Ingested non-essential amino acids curb appetite and promote movement in mouse models.
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of dopaminergic neurons in the caudal ventral tegmental area that appears to suppress food intake by triggering satiation in mice.
Over 60s with poor appetite were found to have less variety of gut bacteria than those with healthier appetites. Additionally, those with good appetites had more microbes associated with diets rich in fruits and vegetables.