Food Addiction And Brain Signals

Food Addiction And Brain Signals

Do you find yourself craving sweets, and not just sweets, the high fat ones? It seems it may have to do with a particular hormone in the brain called glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Researchers at Rutgers are looking at GLP-1 and its influence in obesity and food addiction. GLP-1 is located in different areas of […]

Fat Patterns and Health Risk

Fat Patterns and Health Risk

For several years doctors, have said how and where fat is deposited can affect our general health. For example, those who have fat deposits in the mid-section, or visceral fat, are at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes. Visceral fat deposits around the organs, which can attract a particular cell called a macrophage (M1) […]

Fat Patterns and Health Risk

Diet and Microbiome-Day and Night

More research on gut bacteria, or microbiome, continues to connect the dots in how our bodies react to what we eat. The latest research compares the western diet, otherwise known as a high fat diet, to a normal one and the impact it has on circadian rhythm. Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center […]