The function of the opioid system is connected to eating triggered by external stimuli. The findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target the opioid system to reduce obesity.
Study reveals the role the ventral tegmental area of the brain plays in craving protein-rich foods.
From comfort eating to hormonal levels contributing to a desire for sweets, many studies have investigated why women with PMS often crave certain foods. Researchers explore why food cravings may occur, and what can be done to suppress them for women with premenstrual syndrome.
A new study reveals fruit flies share the human craving for salty foods during pregnancy and also sheds light on the neural mechanisms behind these cravings.
A lapse in function in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is partly responsible for people caving into their high calorie cravings, a new study reports.