Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the…

Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

On December 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders has the potential to help people whose obesity is driven by food addiction. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Researchers suggest that a drug used to treat narcolepsy may…

Brain activity of nematodes seeking food offers new view on sleep

On March 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Oregon researchers say the neural circuitry of foraging behavior is similar to fragmentation in human sleep disorders. If you have trouble sleeping, the neurons in your brain may be firing like those in roundworms randomly seeking food in the absence of clues, says University of Oregon…

Less sleep, more food and drink?

On December 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping less than 7 hours a night may mean that people are eating and drinking more, contributing to obesity, says research published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. People who lack sleep are also more likely to eat while doing activities like watching TV. The association between…