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Research finds that circadian rhythms dominate all life functions
...with clues for developing ways to treat people who overeat
because of impaired leptin signaling. Circadian rhythms are biological rhythms that cycle over a period of about 24 hours and regulate timing for most physiological functions and behaviors such as sleeping, eating and activity. As a checks-and-bala...
When the label says 'low fat,' calories can pile up, study says
...la or chocolates, normal-weight people tend not to overeat
them while overweight people do. "This is a world of fat-free, carb-free and sugar-free products," said Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Applied Economics at Cornell. In fact, many low-fat-labeled foods have only about...
Study by Einstein researchers could lead to a novel strategy for treating obesity
... of fatty acids in the hypothalamus causes rats to overeat
and become obese. Their results suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity. The study, published in the January 15th on-line edition of Nature Neuroscience, was led by Dr. Luciano Rossetti, director ...
Weight control protein may yield antiobesity drugs
...o maintain normal body weight. Mice lacking SH2-B overeat
and become obese, the team found. The animals additionally develop a metabolic syndrome characterized by high blood concentrations of leptin, insulin, and lipids. They also develop fatty livers and high blood sugar, the group reports. "Our findings ...