A new study links daily eating to mortality risk. Those over 40 who eat one meal a day have a higher mortality risk. Those who skip breakfast are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease-associated death, and those who eat meals less than 4.5 hours apart have increased mortality risks.
According to a new study, neurons in the dorsal hippocampus are activated by consuming sweet foods, helping form a memory of the meal.
A new study reports playground teasing about weight has lasting impact on girls' eating habits and body perception.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have discovered chemical circuits and mechanisms in the brain that separate food consumption from cravings.
In the inferior frontal gyrus, brain activity differs in response to food stimuli such as images of food depending on whether those images are presented consciously or unconsciously.