According to researchers, women who are obese and those suffering from anorexia respond differently to taste than those without an eating disorder.
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.
A new study aims to generate a model of how the brain and body fat communication system controls the production and release of leptin. The study aims to discover how metabolism is regulated under different environmental challenges.
New research provides additional insight into how the brain regulates body fat and could help provide more effective methods of weight loss.
Researchers debate the roles of the gut and brain hormones play in regulating appetite and metabolism.
Researchers report sleep deprivation may cause people to consume more calories the following day.
A new neuroimaging study found those who achieved greater success at losing weight showed increased activation in regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with self control.
A new study reports sleep loss enhances endocannabinoid levels, causing hunger and a stronger desire to indulge in snacking.
Researchers report mice fed a high fat diet produce an enzyme called MMP-2, which results in leptin being blocked from binding to its receptors. This, they report, prevents neurons from signaling that the stomach is full. The study suggests blocking MMP-2 may help people with obesity to lose weight.
8 in 10 sufferers of binge eating disorders experienced trauma during childhood. Researchers discovered leptin is less effective in the lateral hypothalamus of those who suffered childhood trauma.