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Slowing down when eating helps weight loss

One way to avoid overeating is slowing down the rate at which food is eaten, according to a new study.This is based on a study on young people.

Do our brains become wired so we overeat?

Exeter - 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.

'Smart bra' detects overeating

An international team has developed a prototype smart bra designed to detect changes in mood and prevent emotionally-triggered overeating in women.

Gut-brain communication failure can trigger overeating

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.

Hungry shoppers buy more high-calorie foods

A study conducted by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab recently reaffirmed with science what we empirically knew: shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea.

Study: Fructose may cause people to overeat

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.

Eating for pleasure: A biological impulse?

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.

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