FGF21, a hormone created in the liver in response to increased levels of sugar, acts in the brain to suppress sugar intake and controls the preference for sweet-tasting foods.
A new study reveals the holiday spice cinnamon may be a useful tool in the battle against obesity. Researchers report cinnamaldehyde can improve metabolic health by inducing fat cells to burn energy through a process called thermogenesis.
A life extending hormone produced by cells in the thymus gland appears to protect against the loss of immune function that comes with aging.
A new study reports researchers have identified a gene variant that appears to suppress the desire for some to drink alcohol.