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Brain Receptors for Hunger Hormone Control Food Intake, Neuroscience Researchers Find

ATLANTA—Activating receptors in the brain for the body’s hunger hormone increases food-related behaviors, such as gathering, storing and consuming food, a finding that has implications for the treatment of obesity, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Their study suggests that stimulating brain receptors for ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, by injecting ghrelin… more »

Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves, Researchers Find

ATLANTA—Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe… more »

Center for Obesity Reversal Becomes Research Center at Georgia State

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The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic.

The center will focus on tackling and reversing the nation’s obesity epidemic by using a basic… more »