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Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also ... Read more...

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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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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Ice cream as ‘addictive as cocaine’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Craving for ice cream can be so strong it is similar to that experienced by drug addicts, a study has found.The research has sparked concerns that ... Read more...

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Overeating may double risk of memory loss


February 13th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Overeating is likely to double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 years and older, a study reveals."We observed ... Read more...

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Eating less keeps the brain young


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Overeating can age your brain while eating less activates a molecule that keeps it young, reveals a study.A team of researchers from Catholic University of Sacred ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation


July 17th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Low birth weight children ‘programmed to eat more’


March 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that low birth weight children are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls ... Read more...

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Step up activities to keep winter blues away


January 19th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Staying indoors or overeating leave most people feeling cheated during the winter months.University of Missouri-Columbia researchers suggest trying out activities and habits that promote health with spouses, friends ... Read more...

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10 tips to keep your healthy habits intact during holidays


November 24th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Dreading the holiday season, as it would crash your plans to maintain a healthy diet? Well, you don't have to worry, for an expert has come up with ... Read more...

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Fat people better at sniffing out food


November 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Fat people seem to have a finer sense of smell than others but only when it comes to food.It is thought that an extra-keen sense of smell makes ... Read more...

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Misleading size labels encourage ‘guiltless gluttony’ amongst consumers


November 16th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has revealed that size labels on food products can often mislead people into thinking that it's a "small" portion, and consequently lead to overeating.Nilufer Z. ... Read more...

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Abdomen weight gain ups metabolic disease risk, while thigh weight lowers it


October 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): By using ice cream, candy bars and energy drinks to help volunteers gain weight, researchers have found that increased abdominal fat seems to heighten risk for metabolic disease, ... Read more...

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Vicious cycle of overeating and obesity unravelled


September 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): In a bid to uncover why obese people tend to overeat, researchers have found evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for ... Read more...

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Stereotyping causes aggression, overeating, lack of focus: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Prejudice has a lasting negative impact on those who experience, it according to a new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough."Past studies have shown that people ... Read more...

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Chinese farmer gets breasts removed


August 10th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) A Chinese farmer who had a huge pair of male breasts has reunited with his wife after an operation to remove them. Guo Feng, 53, said his unusual chest ... Read more...

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Sugar substitutes help reduce caloric intake


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A recent study has shown that people who consume low-calorie sweeteners are able to significantly reduce their caloric intake and do not overeat.In fact, study participants who ... Read more...

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Now, a drug to fight sweet cravings


July 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 19 (ANI): Researchers from Australia have invented a new drug that will help people to curb their sweet cravings.The new drug is expected to fight overeating by making sweet food ... Read more...

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Loneliness ‘can cause weight gain’


May 20th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The world may have become a global village because of Internet and mobile phones, but many still deal with loneliness and emotional distress that may lead to overeating ... Read more...

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Now an anti-binge nasal spray to tackle obesity


May 17th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Tackling obesity may become a little easier as a nasal spray developed by a group of researchers can restrain people from having temptation of overeating and unhealthy foods. The ... Read more...

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Pregnancy is weird, strange: Jennifer Lopez


April 26th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, who is playing a pregnant woman in her upcoming film "The Back up Plan", says pregnancy is like "an invasion of the body snatchers". "I ... Read more...

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Do Chemical Compositions Cause Junk Food Addictions?


March 30th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former commissioner of the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) David Kessler wrote a book entitled "The End of Overeating" which opened a great deal of controversy. He ... Read more...

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The Last Supper Shows Dinner Portion Increases


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apparently, McDonald's and Burger King are not the only ones who are "supersizing" food portions. Some experts are saying that the paintings that have been done over time ... Read more...

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Donna Simpson Aspires To Be World’s Fattest Woman


March 18th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New Jersey, Mar 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At a time when nearly everyone wants to shed excess flab and attain the dream hour glass figure, it is quite surprising to know ... Read more...

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Obesity may protect against metabolic syndrome


March 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): While metabolic syndrome is apparently related to obesity, researchers have said that the link is not just negative.Metabolic syndrome is characterised by-insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and ... Read more...

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People more stressed during holidays


November 27th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) As the economic crisis continues, many people may feel more stress and anxiety during holidays. "The holidays can be a wonderful time for many people, but they can also ... Read more...

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You may overeat if you wolf down your meal


November 5th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Eating a meal quickly, as compared to slowly, curtails the release of hormones in the gut that induce the feelings of being full. The decreased release of these ... Read more...

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Talk therapy can help treat bulimia


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that cognitive behavioural therapy or talk therapy can significantly help patients overcome bulimia and binge eating problems.People with bulimia experience cycles of disordered ... Read more...

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How to stay fit in flu season


September 20th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): As cold and flu season approaches, giving up junk food for more healthy options would help maintain a strong immune system.Dr Ara DerMarderosian, professor of pharmacognosy for ... Read more...

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Exercise does not lead to overeating, say experts


August 20th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Leading exercise and weight management experts have strongly objected to assertions that exercise can inhibit weight loss by over-stimulating the appetite. "There is strong evidence from the majority ... Read more...

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Insufficient sleep likely to heighten diabetes risk


August 11th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Insufficient sleep may trigger insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which increases the long-term risk of diabetes, according to a new study. Today, many Americans sleep fewer than ... Read more...

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Eggs are good for the heart


July 29th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): Eggs are not bad for heart health, say experts.US egg expert Dr Don McNamara insists that their bad reputation is no longer warranted and even Heart Foundation has ... Read more...

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