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With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

Sometimes the one thing we want isn’t available and we have to settle for second best—instead of picking the closest substitute, new ...

Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin - that is released before meals and known to increase appetite ...

RCGP comment on eating disorders in males

RCGP spokesperson, Dr Clare Taylor, responded to a BBC Newsbeat story on eating disorders and its prevalence in males compared to females. ... Full story

Does food addiction affect your eating behaviour?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a paper regarding their work on how beliefs about food addiction can affect eating behaviour. ... Full story

TSRI Scientists Find Root Cause of Appetite Loss During Illness

The Discovery Opens the Door to New Therapies Influencing Appetite and Weight ... Full story

Mindless to mindful eating

Eating mindlessly may be contributing to the ever-expanding waistlines across the globe. Research into mindful eating has largely focused on weight control and helping people to develop a better relationship with food. How can you eat more mindfully? ... Full story

School affects girls' chances of being diagnosed with an eating disorder

The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. That's the conclusion of research carried out by a joint UK-Swedish team. The results are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. ... Full story

School affects girls’ chances of being diagnosed with an eating disorder

The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder, finds a new study co-authored by UCL researchers. The results are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. ... Full story

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating

Parents who use very overly controlling feeding practices with their children, such as using food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions. These children may be more likely to ‘emotionally eat’ later in childhood. ... Full story

Sweet tooth? Flies have it too—and new research explains how they know what to eat and when to stop

Bottoms up: The researchers filmed hungry flies drinking a drop of sugar solution (blue circles in the top panel) and simultaneously monitored the activity of their IN1 cells before, during, and after the drink was consumed (bottom panels). The cells remained active for several minutes after the solution had been swallowed. ... Full story

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