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Mice with a mutation in a gene called "Clock," which helps drive circadian rhythm, ate significantly more and gained more weight. The finding could help explain why disrupted sleep patterns, partic ...


A weight control protein with a key role in the brain's ability to monitor body fat content may yield new approaches for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings in mice further suggest t ...


Working with mice -- whose appetites are controlled by systems very similar to those in humans – researchers have identified a specific type of neuron that is essential for feeding behavior. Without t ...


Marijuana, or more specifically its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, has a well-documented tendency to stimulate hunger. And while researchers have traced this property to cannabinoid recept ...


Researchers have identified a new area of the brain that responds to the fat hormone leptin in regulating body weight and energy expenditure. They said that the region seems to be particularly import ...