A Simple Chemical Treatment that Kills Hunger Pangs Forever

The ability to suppress hunger is a holy grail for many obesity researchers — as well as people who want to lose large amounts of weight. And now it looks as if a group of scientists at Johns Hopkins have figured out a non-invasive way to lower appetite by preventing the body from manufacturing the "hunger hormone" … » 9/16/08 7:00am 9/16/08 7:00am

Fast Food Joints Add Hormone to Food That Makes You Want to Eat More

When you ingest a stomach hormone called ghrelin it causes your brain to respond to food the way junkies respond to drugs. You are filled with an intense desire for it, and eating it becomes far more memorable. Researchers at Montreal's McGill University studied people's reactions to food after they had ingested… » 5/07/08 10:52am 5/07/08 10:52am