Both physical and social factors play significant roles in depression and reports of poor wellbeing associated with obesity.
Study reveals the types of foods you load your plates with at all you can eat buffets may predict your risk for obesity.
Obese mice treated with the TSLP cytokine showed a significant loss in abdominal fat and weight. The fat loss was not associated with reduced food intake or faster metabolism, instead the cytokine stimulated the immune system to release lipids via the skin's oil-producing sebaceous glands.
Neuroimaging study reveals three distinct response types in brain areas that control hunger, food intake, and appetite in patients who had undergone weight loss surgery.
The brain regulates both eating for hunger and pleasure through serotonin-producing neurons in the midbrain, but the different types of feeding are wired by independent circuits that do not influence the other type of feeding.
Higher body fat leads to increased atrophy of the brain's gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
A new study reveals adults with ADHD have an increased risk of developing nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases. ADHD was also associated with a slightly increased risk of Parkinson's disease, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.
Consuming high GI foods, such as white bread and potatoes, following weight loss leads to people regaining weight and increases the risk of developing diabetes.
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of dopaminergic neurons in the caudal ventral tegmental area that appears to suppress food intake by triggering satiation in mice.
While there is an association between obesity during midlife and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say the link doesn't necessarily extend into later life. A new study revealed higher genetic risk for Alzheimer's and lower BMI, especially in older men, was linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and predicted the disease progression.
Obesity has been linked to severely restricted blood flow in the brain. Reduced blood flow in the brain, or cerebral hypoperfusion, can be an early indicator of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.