Researchers are excited about the prospect of incorporating polygenic risk scores to predict obesity, but a new study finds genetics adds little to what’s already discovered in clinic.
Latest findings in the ongoing debate about catch-up sleep show it could be protective against obesity for older children and teens.
Two tiny groups of brain cells, right next to each other, play a key role in driving feeding — and stopping. The brain’s own opioid system also gets involved.
A new study in mice finds that absence of a regulatory brain protein could hold the key to stimulating healthy weight loss.
One key to a healthy weight may lie deep inside the brain, in the endoplasmic reticulum of cells that produce the “grandfather” of appetite-regulating hormones.