Tag Archives: Appetite

Brain ‘switch’ that stimulates appetite leading to obesity discovered

Researchers have discovered tiny genetic triggers in brain cells in hypothalamus region that can have a big influence on how the body regulates appetite or cause more weight. A protein called a transcription factor, and two small stretches of DNA called enhancers, act as triggers for the Pomc gene (short for proopiomelanocortin) absence of which can make animals and humans ...

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Just Add Food Ingredient to Reduce Hunger, Obesity in Future?

British Researchers have developed a new compound that may help reduce people’s appetite and prevent weight gain, when added to daily food. In the tests carried out on humans, researchers at Imperial College London and University of Glasgow found the ingredient contains propionate which stimulates the gut to release hormones which act on the brain to reduce hunger. Propionate is ...

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