Activation of a neural circuit can inhibit binge like eating behaviors in mice.
Study reports people who experience bullying or abuse have a lower quality of life comparable to those living with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or depression. The study also reports those who are abused are more likely to develop harmful behaviors such as smoking or binge eating.
Researchers have new evidence in rats to explain how it is that chocolate candies can be so completely irresistible. The urge to overeat such deliciously sweet and fatty treats traces to an unexpected part of the brain and its production of a natural, opium-like chemical.
A combination of chronic stress and high-calorie diets raised insulin levels tenfold in the amygdala of mice. Prolonged high levels of insulin in the central amygdala resulted in neurons becoming desensitized to insulin. The desensitized neurons boosted NPY levels, which promoted eating and reduced the normal homeostasis response to burn calories. The findings may shed light on why some indulge in high-calorie foods when stressed, and why this may lead to obesity.
According to researchers, teenage girls who diet are more likely to embark on unhealthy behaviors, such as binge drinking, smoking and skipping meals.
Do you prefer the taste of fatty food? Are you someone who eats for pleasure rather than for hunger's sake? According to a new study, the tendency to overeat could be due to a hormone deficiency.
A new study has identified a biological pathway associated with the risk for developing an eating disorder.
The root of eating disorders are not necessarily a result of weight management, but a way to help manage negative emotions, researchers report.