Obesity and higher body mass are linked to decreased cerebral blood flow. Lower cerebral blood flow is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and a range of psychiatric disorders.
Researchers identified several common genetic variants involved in obesity, as well as new genetic regions involved in severe obesity and healthy thinness.
Study reveals people with obesity have more mutations in semaphorin signaling in the hypothalamus, implying semaphorins may be critical for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Using virtual reality, researchers shed light on how those with anorexia perceive their own bodies.The study also found women with anorexia consider severely underweight bodies to be ideal and most attractive.
According to a new study, those who are aware they are overweight or obese might gain more weight than those who are unaware of their weight problems.