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.