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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we will have 700 million obese and 2.3 billion overweight people, worldwide, by the year 2015. Obesity stems from excessive intake of energy and/or storage of excess energy in adipose tissues.
Feeling full is not just limited to getting the uncomfortable sensation that your waistband is getting tight. Investigators have now mapped out the signals that travel between your gut and your brain to generate the feeling of satiety after eating a
Scientists believe a drug could be developed to tackle obesity by targeting hunger pangs in the brain A super diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality thanks to boffins who have found the secret to tackling obesity
In a new study, scientists have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor that is an essential factor in the regulation of body fat and could help provide new treatments for the complications of obesity and anorexia. This
A link between a high-fat diet and brain damage has been discovered by a team of American scientists, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study showed that suddenly switching rodents to a diet high in fat led
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 Tony Tiganis, professor in biochemistry at the Monash University's Obesity and Diabetes Institute. "
Now researchers have discovered that if certain receptors are blocked in mice, they may be resistant to gaining fat. The brain normally acts as a master controller, telling us when we are hungry or have eaten enough, instructing one group of cells