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  • Gut microbes: a key to normal sleep November 30, 2020
    Researchers used a cocktail of antibiotics to deplete gut microbes in mice. They found that metabolites in the gut differed in these mice compared with controls. In particular, metabolic pathways involved in making important neurotransmitters like serotonin were affected. Additionally, these mice showed abnormal day-night distribution in sleep/wake patterns, particularly the amount of REM sleep, […]
  • Sestrin makes fruit flies live longer November 24, 2020
    Researchers identify positive effector behind reduced food intake.
  • Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity November 24, 2020
    A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study.
  • Age is no barrier to successful weight loss November 20, 2020
    Obese patients over the age of 60 can lose an equivalent amount of weight as younger people using only lifestyle changes, according to a new study that demonstrates that age is no barrier to losing weight.
  • Diabetes increases neuritic damage around amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease November 18, 2020
    New research explores the role of diabetes in the cellular and molecular changes underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD).
  • Changes to the brain's reward system may drive overeating in mice November 16, 2020
    A combination of innate differences and diet-induced changes to the reward system may predispose some mice to overeat, according to research recently published in JNeurosci.
  • Mediterranean diet helps reduce effects of stress in animal model November 16, 2020
    Even before the pandemic and the presidential election, Americans reported some of the highest perceived levels of stress in the world, according to the American Psychological Association. Not only does stress have negative effects on work and personal relationships, it also increases the risk of many chronic conditions, such as heart disease and Alzheimer's disease, […]
  • Dieting and weight worries on rise in teens November 16, 2020
    Significantly higher numbers of Generation Z boys and girls in the UK are dieting to lose weight, and are likely to overestimate their own weight, finds a new study.
  • Sweet taste reduces appetite? November 10, 2020
    To date, very little is known about how sweetness perception contributes to satiety. This study provides new insights into the relationship between the sweet taste of sugar, energy intake and the regulatory process of hunger and satiety.
  • Mothers' lifestyle predicts when offspring will have first heart attack or stroke November 5, 2020
    Offspring of mothers with heart healthy lifestyles live nearly a decade longer without cardiovascular disease than those whose mothers have unhealthy lifestyles.