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First International Conference on Appetite Control Begins This Week

Scientific Experts Gather to Set New Direction and Collaboration BALTIMORE, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The First International Hyperphagia Conference opens this week in Baltimore, MD with the anticipated outcome to set new direction for solving hunger amid a global obesity epidemic. Th...

Action of ghrelin hormone increases appetite and favors accumulation of abdominal fat

This release is available in Spanish . The ghrelin hormone not only stimulates the brain giving rise to an increase in appetite, but also favours the accumulation of lipids in visceral fatty tissue, located in the abdominal zone and considered to be the most harmful. This is the conclusio...

Ben-Gurion U of the Negev study demonstrates link between appetite and elderly mortality

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, May 12, 2009 A new study by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher reveals a linkage between elderly people's appetite and mortality rates, with those who report impaired appetite more likely to die sooner. The study, published in the May issue of the Journa...

Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

U.K. researchers say findings may lead to more effective ways to control weight FRIDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise is better than non-aerobic activities at suppressing appetite, according to a U.K. study. The research involved 11 male university students who parti...

Gencor Pacific Group Picks Up Frost & Sullivan Global Appetite Suppressant and Satiety Ingredients Product Innovation of the Year Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Global Appetite Suppressant and Satiety Ingredients Product Innovation of the Year Award is presented to Gencor Pacific Group for successfully creating an effective appetite suppressant ingredient - Slimaluma - for the gl...

Medifast Program Combined with Appetite Suppressants Proven to Yield Double the Weight Loss Compared to Suppressants Alone

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED ) today announced that a recent study published in 'The Journal of Eating and Weight Disorders' shows that individuals taking appetite suppressant medications can expect double the weight loss when they combine the...

'Nutritionist to the Stars' Helps to Launch European Liquid Appetite Controller

WAYNE, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Philip Goglia, known as the "nutritionist to the stars" for his work with celebrities and athletes including Owen Wilson, Mandy Moore, Raven Symone, Gillian Anderson, Brendan Fraser and Jeff Goldblum, will help to launch SlimShots(TM), a liquid appetite ...

New Product Release: CraniYums(R) App-Suppress(TM) Candy-Like Lozenges, with Pinnothin(R) - a Proven Appetite Suppressant.

All CraniYums(R) products are now All Natural and Sugar-Free. ANAHEIM, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crania Co., LLC, the makers of CraniYums(R) brand all natural, sugar-free candy lozenges is launching its new CraniYums product, App-Suppress(TM) tomorrow, March 14, 2008 at t...

Stimulating the appetite can lead to unrelated impulse purchases

Exposure to something that whets the appetite, such as a picture of a mouthwatering dessert, can make a person more impulsive with unrelated purchases, finds a study from the February 2008 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. For example, the researchers reveal in one experiment that the aro...

Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Control Appetite

Finding could lead to new drugs in fight against obesity, study says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical produced in the brain may play a role in regulating appetite and the likelihood of becoming obese, according to a new study. For the study, researchers looked at a...

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Appetite in Medical Technology

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Schedules July 20, 2009 Teleconference and Webcast Discussion of Contrave(R) Phase 3 Results

...vantage of the Company's understanding of how the brain appears to regulate appetite and energy expenditure, as well as the mechanisms that come into play to li...c group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Compan...

Current Status of the Development Programs of New Indications and Formulations for Aricept(R) for Enhancing Patient Value

... may experience fainting. Some people may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bruising, or not sleep well. Some people may have muscle cramps or loss of appetite or may feel tired. In studies these were usually mild and temporary. For more information about managing AD, about Aricept, and for full prescri...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Zyprexa for Two Adolescent Indications

...rder (COSTART term for nonaggressive objectionable behavior), constipation, akathisia, postural hypotension, dry mouth, asthenia, dyspepsia, increased appetite and tremor. Full prescribing information, including boxed warning, is available at www.zyprexa.com . About Lilly Lilly, a leading...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) in Anti-TNF Experienced Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

... feel very tired skin or eyes look yellow little or no appetite vomiting muscle aches dark urine clay-color...develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, skin or eyes look yellow, poor appetite or vomiting, or pain on the right side of your stomach. Low blood cou...

Two-Year Data Show Patients Receiving SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Experienced Sustained Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... feel very tired skin or eyes look yellow little or no appetite vomiting muscle aches dark urine clay-color...develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, skin or eyes look yellow, poor appetite or vomiting, or pain on the right side of your stomach. Low blood cou...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Lorcaserin Data Demonstrating Highly Significant Categorical and Absolute Weight Loss and Improvements in Secondary Endpoints Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

...irst in a new class of selective serotonin 2C receptor agonists. The serotonin 2C receptor is located in areas of the brain involved in the control of appetite and metabolism, such as the hypothalamus. Stimulation of this receptor is strongly associated with feeding behavior and satiety. Lorcaserin is current...

Paclitaxel Poliglumex (OPAXIO(TM)) Added to Cisplatin and Radiation Produces 45% Pathologic Complete Remissions in Patients With Esophageal Cancer

...complete response. A prophylactic feeding tube was not routinely used. Grade 3-4 toxicity in the first 15 patients included dehydration (n=5), loss of appetite (n=5), esophagitis/dysphagia (n=4), nausea (n=2) and weight loss (n=1). The authors concluded that these preliminary data suggest paclitaxel poliglume...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Lorcaserin Phase 3 BLOOM Data at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions

...irst in a new class of selective serotonin 2C receptor agonists. The serotonin 2C receptor is located in areas of the brain involved in the control of appetite and metabolism, such as the hypothalamus. Stimulation of this receptor is strongly associated with feeding behavior and satiety. Lorcaserin is current...

Results From Phase 3 EQUATE Trial of VIVUS' Qnexa Highlighted at European Congress on Obesity

...) Qnexa (Q-NEX-uh) is a proprietary, low dose, controlled release formulation of phentermine and topiramate that simultaneously addresses both appetite and satiety - the two main mechanisms that impact eating behavior - in one daily capsule. Qnexa, an investigational drug, is an obesity therapy being ...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

...e disease. Normal daily activities can become difficult when the metastases become painful, and many patients report that their sleep patterns change, appetite diminishes and the need to take pain relief medications increases," he noted. "Osteoplasty is not a first-line treatment. It is a highly effective min...
Appetite in Medical Products

Ghrelin, Total ELISA Test

Description:...mains to be elucidated. In addiction, the development of a Ghrelin antagonist, or the development of a mechanism to inhibit Ghrelin release to control appetite may be an important pharmaceutical development for the management of obesity. Finally, recent evidence suggests that Ghrelin may play a role in re...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

PYY, Total ELISA Test

Description:... 1980 (1) and has only recently been appreciated as a hormonal regulator of appetite (2). PYY is produced by the gut and released into the circulation after foo...late feeding behavior (2). In a recent study (4), an infusion of PYY3-36 on appetite and food intake in 12 obese and 12 lean subjects demonstrated that, unlike ...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

Leptin Soluble Receptor ELISA Test

Description:...d decreasing energy expenditure [3]. Leptin operates at the level of the hypothalamus and acts via specific receptors to control the expression of the appetite stimulator, neuropeptide Y (NPY). This feedback mechanism provided by leptin to the brain is necessary for the precise regulation of long term energy ...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.
Appetite in Medical Definition

Blind loop syndrome

...rome is a complication of surgical operations of the abdomen, as well as inflammatory bowel disease or scleroderma . Symptoms Loss of appetite Nausea Diarrhoea Fullness after a meal Fatty stools Unintentional weight loss Signs and tests A physical examination may revea...

Cachexia

... ICD - 9 799.4 Cachexia ( pronounced [kəˈkɛksiə] ) is loss of weight , muscle atrophy , fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight. It can be a sign of various underlying disorders; when a patient presents with cachexia, a do...

Ultradian

...ormonal release, heart rate , thermoregulation , nostril dilation and appetite . The last involves rhythmic release of Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), stimulating and inhibiting appetite ultradian rhythms. Ultradian Bipolar Disorder All forms of Bipo...
Appetite in Medical Dictionary

Appetite

The appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose tissue and the brain.... appetite ( ) n....

Viscera

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Tummy ache

...dhood that's bound to have a tummy ache or two. ... Shop for Tummy Aches by King Bio and Over-the-counter Medicine at Shop.com. A healthy appetite is necessary for human nutrition both in children and adults. Give your... Sent to nurse in morning for stomach ache since last night. T 99...

Retina

...reous ...  Chorioretinitis   nitAn egg of a louseophthalmoscopeA type of tool used to look inside the eyepicaA type of ravenous appetite that causes animals to eat ... The macula is the small, highly sensitive and specialized central area of the retina ... roughly in the center ...

Prodrome

... non-specific symptom that might indicate the start of a disease before specific symptoms occur. For example fever, malaise, headache and lack of appetite frequently occur in the prodrome of many infective disorders. A prodrome can be the precursor to the onset of a chronic neurological disorder s...

Pica

... Pica is a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive or an abnormal appetite for some things that may be considered foods, such as food ingredients ....

Dysthymia

...... Dysthymia : Discover how treatment can help reduce this chronic form of depression. ... Dysthymia symptoms can include depressed mood, appetite changes, sleep ... Dysthymia , also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of ... However, persons with dysthymia may also exper...

Diet pills

...MQUICK promises to help ... im 16, and i know that all diet pills arn't great but out of all the ones i've ... A diet pill based on the appetite suppression from kidney bean extract, Healthy Curb will help you manage hunger in an effort to lose weight. First, for all of the "quick and ea...

Classic migraine

...ymptoms, diagnosis, treatment, incidence, risk factors, ... #Description ... that may precede or accompany classic migraine headache. loss of appetite ... In the case of classic migraine , this is typically when visual disturbances ... The headaches of classic migraine tend to be more c...

Cachexia

...ophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose wei...ophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose wei... to therapy, increasing ... ... Cachexia ... appetite stimulation/ cachexia (1) Nausea and vomiting fo...
Appetite in Biological News

Brain enzyme may play key role in controlling appetite and weight gain

December 10, 2008 - (BRONX, NY) - Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that overactivity of a brain enzyme may play a role in preventing weight gain and obesity. The findings were reported in Cell Metabolism . To understand what drives hunger and...

New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction

LA JOLLA, CA Body weight and fertility have long known to be related to each other women who are too thin, for example, can have trouble becoming pregnant. Now, a master switch has been found in the brain of mice that controls both, and researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies sa...

Milkweed's evolutionary approach to caterpillars: Counter appetite with fast repair

The adage that your enemies know your weaknesses best is especially true in the case of plants and predators that have co-evolved: As the predators evolve new strategies for attack, plants counter with their own unique defenses. Milkweed is the latest example of this response, according to Corn...

Leptin found to control appetite and limb development in frogs

Leptin, the hormone secreted by fat cells that plays an important role in food intake, has been described for the first time in a cold-blooded vertebrate, the South African clawed frog Xenopus. As it does in humans and other mammals, leptin acts on the frog brain to suppress appetite. But the ho...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

... Durham, NC For avid fishermen and anglers, the largemouth bass is a favorite freshwater fish with an appetite for minnows. A new study finds that once they evolved to eat other fish, largemouth bass and fellow fish-feeders have remained relatively unchanged co...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

...hat early gainers exhibited three major risk factors: A body mass index under 30, having children before starting DMPA and a self-reported increase in appetite after six months of DMPA use. The study, which appears in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology , followed 240 women ages 16-33 who used D...

Genetic marker linked to problem behaviors in adults with developmental disabilities

...focused on the gene that encodes monoamine oxidize A or MAOA. MAOA is involved in the regulation of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is linked to appetite and mood, and the neurotransmitter and hormone norepinephrine, which is linked to the fight-or-flight response. Previous studies found that variations...

Discovery may provide new treatments for alcohol dependence

...or all kinds of addictions, including chemical drugs such as alcohol and even food" says Suzanne Dickson, Professor of Physiology, a leading expert in appetite regulation. The work emerged from a unique collaboration between the research groups of Prof Suzanne Dickson and Prof Emeritus Jrgen Engel, includ...

Fatty foods -- not empty stomach -- fire up hunger hormone

...erested in how ghrelin may be involved in the rapid benefits of gastric bypass surgery," says Tschp. "This powerful obesity therapy frequently reduces appetite and improves metabolism before substantial weight loss occurs. Intriguingly, this procedure causes food to bypass the stomach and gut sections that co...

Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers

...l infection that typically causes tumor-like swellings on exposed skin of the feet, legs, beak and eyelids of infected birds. Malaria often results in appetite and weight loss, anemia, and massive enlargement of birds' liver and spleen. ...
Appetite in Biological Technology

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ient to pursue a variety of strategies, which we will discuss in detail as they are developed. We are encouraged in that regard by renewed investors' appetite for investing in our industry. While there can be no assurance, we hope, if we obtain positive results from the analysis of our trial data, that we w...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics to Speak at Canaccord Adams Global Growth Conference

...inical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at www.orexigen.com . ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Full Exercise of Overallotment Option by Underwriters

...econd half of 2009. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss, through combination therapeutic approaches. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.o...

REMERON(R) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Depression in Adult Patients

... 6-week duration, the most commonly reported adverse events associated with REMERON(R) (mirtazapine) Tablets therapy were: somnolence (54%), increased appetite (17%), weight gain (12%), and dizziness (7%). In short-term clinical trials, 10.4% of patients discontinued therapy due to somnolence. In a pool of pr...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Dose-Ranging Clinical Study of Pramlintide/Metreleptin Combination Treatment for Obesity

...eight loss have limited therapeutic options. New scientific advances have established the key role of neurohormones in the physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, as well as the importance of studying the interaction among these hormones (within the brain) to uncover their full therapeutic po...

AEterna Zentaris: New Data Published on its Ghrelin Antagonist Compound, AEZS-123 (JMV2959), Supports its Use in Alcohol Addiction

...n, Professor of Physiology and a leading expert in appetite regulation said, "Ghrelin's action in the brain ma...ide hormone produced by the stomach that increases appetite and induces accumulation of fat tissue. The discov...through the use of ghrelin antagonists to suppress appetite and fat deposition. In 2004, AEterna Zentaris si...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Presents Additional NB-302 Contrave(R) Data at American Diabetes Association (ADA) 69th Scientific Sessions

...inical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.orexigen.com . Forward-Looking Statem...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Upcoming Data Presentations at American Diabetes Association and Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meetings

...inical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.orexigen.com . ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics to Present at Upcoming Meetings

...linical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.orexigen.com . ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Jay Hagan as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

...linical development. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at http://www.orexigen.com . Forward-Looking Stateme...
Appetite in Biological Definition

Cancer

..., hepatomegaly (enlarged liver ), bone pain, fracture of affected bones and neurological symptoms. Systemic symptoms : weight loss , poor appetite and cachexia (wasting), excessive sweating ( night sweats ), anemia , and specific paraneoplastic phenomena , i.e. specific conditions that are...

Nutrition

...he Times newspaper February 28, 2004 Autism: I can see clearly now . . . by Simon Crompton The Times newspaper March 10, 2004 Work up an Amish appetite by Anne-Celine Jaeger Das M, Gabriely I, Barzilai N. Caloric restriction, body fat and aging in experimental models. Obes Rev. 2004 Feb;5(1):13-9....
Appetite in Biological Dictionary

Viscera

... Lilian Garcia that he ... the ring or at the local drive-thru, Viscera's appetite is always insatiable. ... Pronunciation of viscera . viscera synonyms...definitions - 1. Internal organs, guts etc. 2. WWE wrestler with a sexual appetite that makes mark henry seem gay ... viscera ... ...
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