Fat Enzymes and the Brain Connection

Fat Enzymes and the Brain Connection

Fat is fat right? Well maybe not. It turns out that fat has particular enzymes that help the brain and maybe even contribute to good health and a longer life. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine say that the enzyme called NAMPT helps control energy levels in the brain. The hypothalamus helps maintain sleep […]

Light “Switch” to Turn Off Hunger

Light “Switch” to Turn Off Hunger

Scientists have discovered a “switch” in the brain to control hunger and promote feelings of satiety. The hypothalamus, which produces hormones and controls hunger among many other functions, expresses a receptor known as MC4R. MC4R then communicates with an area in the back of the brain to create a feeling of fullness. Scientists altered the […]