Psychology & Psychiatry

Don't make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

We all know that food shopping when hungry is a bad idea but new research from the University of Dundee suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach.

Health

The effects of exercise on your appetite

Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you're at a healthy weight, but if you're trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you take in could replace the ones you just worked so hard to burn off.

Neuroscience

Unraveling the brain's reward circuits

To some, a chocolate cake may spark a shot of pleasure typically associated with illicit drugs. A new study by Penn biologists offers some insights into that link, revealing new information about how the brain responds to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The health-care cost of weight bias

At a recent obesity medicine conference, Fatima Cody Stanford was approached by a colleague who said she'd always been standoffish around Stanford and wanted to explain why. When they were five years old, she said, taking ...

Medical research

Targeting a hunger hormone to treat obesity

About 64 per cent of Canadian adults are overweight or obese, according to Health Canada. That's a problem, because obesity promotes the emergence of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Neuroscience

Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

Pain can be valuable. Without it, we might let our hand linger on a hot stove, for example. But longer-lasting pain, such as the inflammatory pain that can arise after injury, can be debilitating and costly, preventing us ...

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Hunger

Hunger is the most commonly used term to describe the social condition of people who frequently experience the physical sensation of desiring food.

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