Researchers have pinpointed the precise cellular connections responsible for triggering overeating.
New research suggests brain circuits which control obsessive compulsive behavior are intertwined with circuits which control food intake and body weight. The findings could have implications for treating obsessive compulsive disorder.
Targeting the nucleus accumbens by using deep brain stimulation could modify specific eating behaviors linked to weight changes and obesity, a new study suggests.
Researchers discover a population of cells, called tanycytes, are capable of generating new appetite regulating neurons in the brains of both young and adult rodents. The discovery could offer new avenues for tackling obesity.
New research has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory-dependent learning disabilities.
Researchers suggest obesity may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls. The study found the risk was one and a half times higher in overweight girls.
New research sheds light on why images of enticing food affect us less when we are full.
Researchers have new evidence in rats to explain how it is that chocolate candies can be so completely irresistible. The urge to overeat such deliciously sweet and fatty treats traces to an unexpected part of the brain and its production of a natural, opium-like chemical.
The absence of a specific type of neuron in the brain can lead to obesity and diabetes in mice report researchers. The outcome, however, depends on the type of diet that the animals are fed.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain...