Navigation Links
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity
Date:6/4/2008

How you eat counts, study says, but nervous system also dictates weight gain, loss

WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Your nerves, rather than your eating habits, may have a more direct role in whether you are fat or thin, according to new research.

A study on worms shows that serotonin levels in the nervous system influence feeding and fat. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, also acts independently to control eating and what your body does with those calories once they've been consumed, the study said.

"It says that the nervous system is a key regulator coordinating all energy-related processes through distinct molecular pathways," Kaveh Ashrafi, of the University of California, San Francisco, said in a prepared statement. "The nervous system makes a decision about its state leading to effects on behavior, reproduction, growth and metabolism. These outputs are related, but they are not consequences of each other. It's not that feeding isn't important, but the neural control of fat is distinct from feeding."

Ashrafi said that given serotonin's ancient evolutionary origins, you can apply what's learned from the worms to humans.

"From a clinical perspective, this may mean you could develop therapeutic strategies to manipulate fat metabolism independently of what you eat," he said. "Now, the focus is primarily on feeding behavior. As important as that is, it's only part of the story. If the logic of the system is conserved across species, a strategy that focuses solely on behavior can only go so far. It may be one reason diets fail."

The findings were published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism.

At its most basic level, fat regulation is the balance between energy intake and expenditure; however, Ashrafi said the physiology is very complicated.

In the worms, serotonin affected feeding by involving nerve receptors not normally required for fat control. The by
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. HPV vaccine does not appear to be effective for treating pre-existing HPV infection
2. Eating junk food whilst pregnant and breastfeeding may lead to obese offspring
3. Is 4 agents decoction (Si Wu Tang) efficacious in treating primary dysmenorrhea?
4. Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes
5. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
6. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
7. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
8. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
9. School-based overweight prevention program may cut risk of eating disorders among girls
10. Treating depression may improve recovery of heart rate variability following coronary syndromes
11. Celebrity Seating Only! Levitz Chair Signed by 39 Daytime Stars Sells for $1200 on Charitybuzz.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... non-profit organization that helps New Yorkers living with ... changes toward health, housing, recovery and self-sufficiency. Each ... transformed the local community through their tireless efforts. ... Marc Shapses , has been selected as ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 JZ ... expertise, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, international lecturing ... is excited to announce the release of the JZ ... After many years of coaching thousands of individuals on ... tracking app that does not require calorie counting or ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Rockynol Retirement Community ... on Oct. 14. The $11 million project will include ... a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. , ... for first class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, ... the highest quality of care and this investment is ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Unveiled at the ... Strategic Direction Scorecard conservatively estimates member hospital ROI on membership ... on dues, The Center provides $12.50 in value to member ... (Member Value – Member Dues)/Member Dues. , “This is ... this number and we think the methodology is really sound,” ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Hastings and ... 30 years of service throughout the greater Phoenix area ... legal representation with regard to catastrophic automobile accidents. Statistics ... the country and throughout Arizona. As such, Hastings and ... for legal representation for those who have been injured ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 2Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 3Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 2Health News:Hastings And Hastings Reports Record Demand In 2014 For Legal Representation With Regard To Catastrophic Automobile Accidents 3
... suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are as likely ... disease risk factors such as an elevated white blood ... healthcare providers screen for PTSD in the same way ... , Exposure to trauma has not only psychological effects, ...
... Name ... Same Commitment to ... the Health of all Babies, CINCINNATI, Feb. ... that 4-year-old Bradley,Coffey of Kennedy Heights and his family will serve as ... WalkAmerica,March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that,benefits ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - LMS Medical Systems (TSX:,LMZ, AMEX: LMZ), ... information system and risk management software tools for,obstetrics, ... third,quarter ended December 31, 2007. All amounts are ... new installations and growing recurring maintenance,and technical service ...
... Briefing on Feb. 12, WASHINGTON, Feb. ... a significant role in preparing federal legislation,received ... groups. The American Society of Transplantation (AST), ... Organ Sharing (UNOS),and Association of Organ Procurement ...
... (Nasdaq: DYNT ) will release financial results ... February 14, 2008., Dynatronics has scheduled a ... p.m. ET to discuss its results for the ... should call 800-839-9416 and use,passcode: 1383812., Dynatronics ...
... Gen-Probe Incorporated,(Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that ... Mid-Cap Growth Conference on Friday, February 15,2008 at approximately ... is scheduled to be webcast live and may be ... . The webcast will,be available for 30 days following ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Geisinger study: PTSD a medical warning sign for long-term health problems 2Health News:Local Families Chosen for Ambassador Role for 2008 March for Babies 2Health News:Local Families Chosen for Ambassador Role for 2008 March for Babies 3Health News:LMS Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results - Q3 Revenue Increases 88% to $1.0 Million - YTD Revenue Increases 87% to $2.6 Million 2Health News:LMS Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results - Q3 Revenue Increases 88% to $1.0 Million - YTD Revenue Increases 87% to $2.6 Million 3Health News:LMS Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results - Q3 Revenue Increases 88% to $1.0 Million - YTD Revenue Increases 87% to $2.6 Million 4Health News:Transplant Community Unites to Educate Capitol Hill Staffers About the 'Gift of Life' 2Health News:Gen-Probe to Webcast Presentation at Deutsche Bank Small- and Mid-Cap Growth Conference 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Deutschland, October 19, 2014 ... gefragt. Das Problem dabei ist, dass ... mit der Kompetenz zu teilen. Es ... deshalb freuen wir uns umso mehr, dass es ... ihre Gepflogenheiten bei Kühlketten aufzuschreiben - mit einem ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014 With ... Medical Affairs function has come across several challenges ... efficiently and managing globalization.  The ... LLC is dedicated to providing benchmarking and best ... Affairs Consortium is a service composed of three ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced today ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on Thursday, ... call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin ... Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay ... dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference ID # 91880739. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vergleichsbericht zu Pharma-Kühlketten und CRT 2Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2
... 27 Due to rising patient responsibility for ... state laws requiring disclosure of information on hospital charges, ... estimates for healthcare services. Competitive hospitals also realize they ... accountability to key stakeholders, protect against compliance risks, focus ...
... , , ... 280,000 external defibrillators used worldwide in health care facilities, public places, or in the home ... Drug Administration warned today. , , , ... , , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Craneware Shares Patient Estimation Revenue Integrity Insights 2Craneware Shares Patient Estimation Revenue Integrity Insights 3Craneware Shares Patient Estimation Revenue Integrity Insights 4FDA Warns Users About Faulty Components in 14 External Defibrillator Models 2FDA Warns Users About Faulty Components in 14 External Defibrillator Models 3
Hatsis tying forceps, titanium, long thin tying platforms....
Gills Colibri forceps, very fine pointed tips....
Fine tying forceps, curved tips, wide handle....
Castroviejo tying forceps, tying platforms, straight, 0.3 mm teeth....
Medicine Products: