A new study reveals how brain activity alters when presented with desirable foods.
Yale researchers report people with type 2 diabetes and obesity have reduced levels of glucose in their brains. The finding may help explain why obese people and those with T2DM have increased risk of eating disorders and Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease may be driven by excessive fructose metabolism in the brain. The findings shed light on why diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's.
Interleukin-6 interacts with leptin in the lateral parabrachial nucleus to reduce food intake. Reducing IL-6 in the IPBL increases weight gain and could help explain why some are more prone to overeating and obesity.
The enzyme PHD3 plays a critical role in sensing nutrient availability and regulating the ability of muscles to break down fat. Blocking PHD3 production in mice leads to dramatic improvements in specific measures of fitness. Findings shed light on the key mechanism for how cells metabolize fuel and provide a novel understanding of muscle function and fitness.
A new study focuses on why exercise may be an important tool in treating depression and other disorders linked to GABA or glutamate deficiencies.
Researchers have discovered a combination of drugs that not only appear to increase the lifespan of C. elegans, but also delay the rate of aging. The findings lay the groundwork for researching drug combinations that could produce the same effect in humans.
Mutations in a pair of genes, which normally help regulate eating scheduled and keep them in sync with daily sleep rhythms, may play a role in so called night eating syndrome.
Researchers uncover how specific retinal cells respond to the artificial light generated by cell phone and tablets. The study reveals how retinal ganglion cells process ambient light and reset our circadian clocks, leading to sleep disruptions.