Anti-psychotic drugs do not only block dopamine signaling in the brain, they also block dopamine signaling in the pancreas. Blocking dopamine signaling in the pancreas leads to uncontrolled production of blood-glucose regulating hormones, increasing obesity and diabetes risks.
Drinking water can suppress the vasopressin hormone receptor, mitigating obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice.
A new online tool can help individuals determine their risk of ischemic stroke. Preliminary findings from those who used the tool report a strong association between metabolic syndrome and ischemic stroke risk was in white women.
Carbohydrate consumption from sugary drinks and snacks does not help to improve mood. The findings may help increase public awareness that the 'sugar rush' is a myth and help inform health policies to promote healthier alternatives.
A non invasive brain scan may help doctors predict who will be successful in their weight loss efforts, a new study reports.