Tackling the rise in obesity cannot simply be met through health promotion and governments regulating for clearer food labeling. People’s bodies adapt to eating more and need to be "trained" to eat less.
Repairing a faulty communication line between the gut and the brain could suppress the urge to overeat. This is the outcome of a study on mice and scientists think that a similar strategy could be used to treat compulsive eating in people.
In a recent study, researchers discovered that foods and drinks high in fructose may be a benefactor in the obesity problem in America. Fructose, unlike other sugars like glucose, does not tell the brain it is full or to reduce eating.
A new study has indicated that those who eat for pleasure, rather than due to hunger, may be driven by a biological rather than a psychological impulse. The findings may have an impact upon understanding obesity.
Microsoft Research, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Rochester, New York, and the University of Southampton in the UK. developed a smart bra and an app to help prevent ‘emotional eating'