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Obesity May Be All in the Head

Obesity – it’s all in your mind! There may be some truth to that statement if researchers are correct in their findinobesitygs. They discovered a brain chemical that may play a role in appetite and obesity, which could lead to new drugs to help people with weight issues.

“We’re looking at a small part of what is really a large and complex puzzle,” says Dr. Jack Yanovski of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Here’s more on the study.

September 3rd, 2008

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One Response to “Obesity May Be All in the Head”

Sep 3rd, 2008
1:19 pm

I wonder what percentage of the population has the WAGR syndrome?

There has certainly been an increase in genetic research into obesity – I blogged yesterday about a study which identified the TORC1 genetic switch that has shown another connection between genetics and obesity

If interested –