Higher sugar diets during childhood increase the risk for obesity, cognitive impairments, and attention deficits as adults, a new study reports.
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, espe…
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.
Study sheds new light on how the brain regulates hunger. The findings may help with the development of new drugs to fight obesity.
Adding selenium to diet products helps prevent obesity and increases healthy lifespan in mouse models.
Mice that consumed high-fat diets not only became obese, they also displayed an increased risk of depression and anxiety symptoms. This was mediated by a defective brain circuit. When the disruptions were corrected either genetically or pharmaceuticall…
Reduced levels of estrogen may not be the only risk factor for weight gain associated with menopause. A new study reports sleep disruptions also contribute to increased weight gain during menopause.
Mouse study reveals maternal exercise during pregnancy reduced the transmission of metabolic disorders from obese parents, whether the disorder was apparent in the father or mother.
Reducing stress in young mothers was associated with a decrease in fast food consumption and an improvement in dietary habits.
Young children with inconsistent sleep times at night have, on average, a higher body mass index than those who sleep at regular times.
Obese and overweight people who were sedentary for twenty minutes or more were less able to overcome distractions.
People who suffer from obesity have stronger connections between brain areas associated with the motivation to eat and the rewarding effect of food consumption. Additionally, researchers found noted differences in the thickness of the cerebral cortex o…
Neurons in the infralimbic cortex control the link between food cues and behavioral actions, such as overeating or bad food choices. When these neurons are regulated, the rat models consumed fewer treats.
Researchers identify five biological indicators that have a significant impact on biological aging.
Neuroimaging study reveals obesity may contribute towards neural tissue vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say maintaining a healthy weight could help preserve brain structure for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.
B. longum APC1472 reduces blood glucose levels and reduces weight gain in mouse models. The bacteria also keep ghrelin, a hormone associated with hunger, and the stress hormone cortisol in check.
Drinking water can suppress the vasopressin hormone receptor, mitigating obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice.
Diet-induced changes to the reward system and innate differences may predispose mice to over-eating.