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.
Utilizing mealtime strategies, such as intermittent fasting or early eating, can help improve fat burning and reduce appetite. Those who practice early eating restricted feeding strategies had lower levels of ghrelin and improved fat burning.
Neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) appear to regulate food intake. The neurons appear to form part of a network that controls appetite loss in mice.
A new study reports human fat cells have their own internal clocks and circadian rhythms which affect metabolic functions.
Researchers debate the roles of the gut and brain hormones play in regulating appetite and metabolism.
A new study reports brown fat interacts with secretin, a gut hormone, to signal the feeling of fullness to the brain while eating.
Researchers report pyramidal neurons in the basolateral amygdala help us to recognize and categorize foods.