Most pubs know the old trick of placing salty snacks out for patrons so they get thirsty and buy more drinks. But why is it that even when we consume high-in-calorie alcohol we often get hungry? A group...

Leptin also influences other brain cells that control appetite, a study has found Twenty years after the hormone leptin was found to regulate metabolism, appetite, and weight through brain cells called...

Dietary fibre may be the key to suppressing the appetite The identification of an anti-appetite molecule called acetate, which is released naturally when fibre is digested in the gut, may be the key to...

Eating high-protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger throughout the morning, compared with a low-protein breakfast of pancakes and syrup or not breakfast, according to a new study from Biofortis...

Using genetic engineering, scientists at the University of Washington have identified a population of neurons that tell the brain to shut off appetite. The study, published on 13 October 2013 in the journal...

The way the stomach detects and tells the brain how full the body is becomes damaged in obese people, but does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University...

‘Healthy’ snacks that promote a feeling of fullness (satiety) may reduce the amount of food intake at subsequent meals and limit overall food consumption, according to a recent presentation at the...

Foods marketed as ‘healthier’ are seen by consumers as a “licence to overeat” and may actually lead to weight gain, according to interim results of a new study from the University of Ulster in...

Labelling food as “organic” may not always lead to a positive impression, according to a recent US study by Cornell University. The research, published in late November 2012 online in the journal...

American weight-loss company Sensa has been ordered to pay $905,000 for false advertising of its “Tastants” flavoured weight-loss crystals. The crystals were promoted as part of a “sprinkle diet”...