• Obesity and Fats Metabolism
    Ingestive Behavior and Neurosciences
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    Reduced Sensitivity to Cholecystokinin in Male Rats Fed a High-Fat Diet Is Reversible
    Timothy D. Swartz, David M. Savastano, and Mihai Covasa
    J. Nutr. published 30 June 2010, 10.3945/jn.110.124149

    # Cholecystokinin (CCK or CCK-PZ; from Greek chole, “bile”; cysto, “sac”; kinin, “move”; hence, move the bile-sac (gallbladder)) is a peptide hormone [...]

  • Prevalence of Obesity in the United States
    Prevalence of Obesity in the United States (1985 – 2005)

    Whole grains may curb belly fat, inflammation

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cutting calories helps people lose weight, but doing so by filling up on whole grains may be particularly heart-healthy, new research suggests.
    In a study of obese adults at risk of heart [...]

  • Fish Oil Research and Weight Loss
    Fish Oil and Weight

    A presentation in the November 2009 edition of Obesity Reviews concluded that the “omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, can protect against the development of obesity in animals” and “reduce body fat in humans”. This group of Australian researchers suggests that these effects may be due to appetite suppression, [...]

  • Obesity and Fast Eater
    Obesity: Trouble is Caused by Eating Quickly
    Have you ever been told to eat your food slowly? Parents often encourage their children to eat at a moderate rate and chew their food completely. It turns out that this is good advice. Recent research, conducted by three independent groups, suggests that eating slowly actually reduces caloric intake [...]
  • Prebiotics for Weight Management
    Science highlights promise of prebiotics for weight management
    Prebiotic fibres may beneficially modify bacterial populations in our guts and aid weight management, with “promising effects also shown in humans”, says a new review of the science.
    With the World Health Organization estimating that by 2015, there will be more than 1.5 billion overweight consumers, incurring health costs [...]

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