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Eating little and often not as important as counting calories for weight loss

Eating small but frequent meals is often recommended for overweight adults trying to lose weight. However, research presented today at the Society ...

Hormone Could Ease Symptoms of Psychosis and Overeating

Madison, Wisconsin - A synthetic version of a hormone quelled psychosis-like symptoms in rats and targets a brain pathway that could lead ...

Oxytocin could provide new treatment for anorexia

Oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’, could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists. ... Full story

Study Reveals a Surprising New Clue to the Roots of Hunger

Researchers are mapping the complex brain circuits that regulate this intense motivational state ... Full story

A Conversation with Allegra Broft, CUMC Eating Disorder Expert

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime. In recognition of Eating Disorder Awar14eness Month, we spoke with Allegra Broft, assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, who has been researching eating disorders and treating patients for more than a decade. ... Full story

Are you really going to eat that?

New book by UCLA psychologists shows couples how to team up to lose weight, get healthier ... Full story

How Well You Enjoy Your Last Bite of a Food Determines How Long Before You Choose the Same Food Again, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds

Research Shows "Liking" Trumps "Wanting" in Deciding When To Repeat Consumption and Purchase ... Full story

80 million SEK study seeks to explain what drives our appetites

Understanding how early life experiences may affect food choices in adulthood will be investigated as part of a major new research initiative, which includes researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy. ... Full story

Impulsive personality linked to food addiction

Athens, Ga. - The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food, according to new research from the University of Georgia. ... Full story

Activation of a single neuron type can trigger eating

By Bill Hathaway - Activation of a single type of neuron in the prefrontal cortex can spur a mouse to eat more — a finding that may pinpoint an elusive mechanism the human brain uses to regulate food intake. ... Full story

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