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Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

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Mind determines quantity of food to consume: Study


May 27th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a finding that can help the fight against obesity, researchers say the state of the mind of a person governs the level of physical ... Read more...

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Hunger hormone ‘ups nose’s ability to sniff out food’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A hormone, known to promote hunger, has been found to enhance exploratory sniffing in both animals and humans, according to a new study.The findings suggest ghrelin may enhance ... Read more...

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Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation


March 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Mother's obesity could lead to infertility in the next generation, according to a new study.Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... Read more...

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New study explains ‘yo-yo effect’ of slimming diets


January 13th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has found that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in the likelihood of regaining weight after dieting.The study found that people with ... Read more...

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‘Hunger’ hormone ups desire for high-calorie foods


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the stomach hormone ghrelin, which acts in the brain to stimulate hunger and increase food intake, heightens the appeal of high-calorie foods ... Read more...

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Scientists find cholesterol regulating ‘remote-control’ in brain


June 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Researchers have found a potential new target for pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels - a hormone called ghrelin in the brain that signals hunger pangs and regulates cholesterol ... Read more...

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Gorging even when we are full? Blame it on hormone


December 28th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Hunger hormone ghrelin might drive people to eat even when they are full, says a new study. "What we show is that there may be situations where we are ... Read more...

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Why do we overeat despite being full


December 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Wondering why do we overeat even when we are full? The answer to this question lies in our brains.The new study conducted over mice showed that the so-called ... Read more...

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Switching off hunger hormone may help curb urge to drink


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that switching off the hormone that influences the desire to eat can also help control the urge to drink.According to Jerlhag et al. ... Read more...

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Do away with alcoholism, switch off hunger hormone


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Drinking problems can be controlled by switching off a hormone that induces appetite and alcohol consumption, reserach says. A new study, carried out by scientist Jerlhag and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Stomach hormone can slow down Parkinson’s disease


November 27th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach, may be used to slow down onset of Parkinson's disease, a new study reveals. Parkinson's disease is caused by disruption of ... Read more...

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Stomach hormone may help slow Parkinson’s progression


November 26th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified a hormone produced in the stomach that can help boost resistance to, or slow, the development of Parkinson's disease.Parkinson's disease is ... Read more...

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Physical activity suppresses hunger by affecting appetite hormones


December 11th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown that vigorous exercise can suppress a person''s hunger by affecting the release of two key appetite hormones, ghrelin and peptide ... Read more...

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Aerobics suppress appetite, promote weight loss


December 11th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Sixty minutes of vigorous aerobic exercises on a treadmill is better than 90 minutes of weight-lifting in suppressing appetite.Aerobics do so by modifying release of two key appetite ... Read more...

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Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

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H. Pylori may help prevent stomach cancers


October 13th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Some bacteria like Helicobacter pylori that inhabit the human gut, may help protect against the development of a type of stomach cancer.A review found that people who had ... Read more...

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Bacteria in stomach may protect against oesophageal cancers


October 6th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Bacteria, called Helicobacter pylori, which reside in the stomachs of humans may aid in the protection against the development of a type of oesophageal cancer, known as ... Read more...

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Peptide ghrelin may be behind both alcohol dependence and overeating


September 24th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Ghrelin is known to have an effect on food intake by increasing feelings of hunger and the urge to eat. But now, a new study has shown ... Read more...

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Scientist suppress hunger hormone


September 16th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine have reported success in significantly suppressing levels of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in pigs.They used a minimally invasive ... Read more...

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New way found to suppress ‘hunger hormone’


September 16th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) An Indian American medical scientist has successfully suppressed levels of 'hunger hormone' ghrelin in pigs, which could pave the way for a lasting solution to obesity in people.He ... Read more...

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Surgical weight loss does not eliminate sleep apnea


August 15th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Weight loss by surgery might not really help those with obstructive sleep apnea that merrily continues in moderate or severe forms even a year later, according to a ... Read more...

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Feeling hungry can make you happy


July 15th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Contrary to the complaints of many dieters, a new study has shown that being hungry may make you feel happy.When bodies notice the need for more calories, ... Read more...

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Block brain enzyme to reduce waistline


May 8th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Just by blocking a brain enzyme, medical scientists reduced appetite and prompted weight loss, even as the blockage improved the body's ability to handle blood sugar levels. "We ... Read more...

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Why diet plans promote weight loss


January 18th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Health gurus give out many diet plans based on the proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats one ingests as a method to promote weight loss, but the effectiveness ... Read more...

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New technique may help measure how full or hungry you are


November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
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