Researchers have identified neurons in the guts of C. elegans that detect when bacteria are ingested and release a neurotransmitter that signals the brain to halt locomotion.
Teenagers who regularly eat breakfast with their parents have a more positive body image than those who skip the meal or do not eat with their family.
Researchers have identified neurons in the brains of rats that control future food intake by preserving memories of past meals. The findings suggest boosting meal memories could help to manage overeating and curb obesity.
A new study reports playground teasing about weight has lasting impact on girls' eating habits and body perception.
Paraventricular hypothalamus to ventral lateral septum neurotransmission underlies dynamic feeding associated with emotional state. The network may underly the comorbidity between eating abnormalities experienced while under extreme stress.
Eating late, or at inappropriate times might have a significant impact on both weight and normal sleep-wake patterns, a new study published in Cell Metabolism reports.
A new study reveals the role dopamine plays in controlling eating behaviors. Researchers found when people crave specific foods, the brain releases more dopamine when they finally consume the item. The study reports the gastrointestinal tract is in constant contact with the brain and uses reward stimuli to control our desire for food.
Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and have an unhealthy diet, putting them at increased risk of developing heart disease and obesity.
According to a Cell Reports study, mice with abnormal eating schedules are more likely to develop skin cancer cells. Researchers report abnormal eating times disrupt the skin's circadian cycle and weakens the potency of an enzyme that protects against UV rays.