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Work Smarter, Eat Harder

An intriguing new study reported in Psychosomatic Medicine has demonstrates that intellectual work induces a substantial increase in calorie intake. The discovery, say the Université Laval researchers involved, could go some way to explaining the current obesity epidemic. The researchers, supervised by Dr. Angelo Tremblay, measured the spontaneous food intake of 14 students after each […]

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“Master Switch” For Appetite And Reproduction Located




Body-weight and fertility have long been known to be related to each other and now a master switch has been found in the brain of mice that controls both, reports Nature Medicine. The findings suggest that variations in the gene responsible for this master switch – known as TORC1 – could contribute a genetic component […]




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