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Hormone leptin may help treat obesity: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 15:16

A new study has revealed that hormone leptin - known to regulate metabolism, appetite and weight - also influences cells other than neurons that control appetite.

Too much salt ups obesity, inflammation risk in adolescents

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 14:00

Adolescents consuming more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt increases their high sodium intake that correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, a new study has found.

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:33

According to a recent study certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off.

Potential forerunner to anti-obesity drug created

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:36

Scientists have been trying to understand the mechanisms that control the action of leptin, the appetite-regulation hormone that was discovered in 1994.

Why obese people are prone to asthma

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 09:10

A study by researchers at Columbia University reveals that leptin regulates the diameter of the airways.

Too much sugar in diet to be blamed for obesity epidemic

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 20:21

Obesity is actually a hormonal issue, triggered by eating too much sugar, according to a respected U.S. obesity expert.

Partial sleep deprivation may trigger obesity

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 17:00

While weight-loss strategies incorporate lifestyle changes focusing on diet and exercise, a new research has suggested that modifications in an individual’s daily routine, including sleep behaviours, can help manage weight.

Brain`s failure to respond to hormone can make you fat

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:57

When the brain fails to respond to one of the appetite-regulating hormone, it can lead to weight gain

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