Obesity and the Brain

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Rethinking public mental health: learning from obesity

This commentary piece written in the Lancet Psychiatary, reviews Stanley J Ulijaszek’s new book, Models of Obesity. It argues that the field of mental health could learn a lot from the challenges of obesity and the approaches used to tackle it....
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Future Pharmacotherapy for Obesity: New Anti-Obesity Drugs on the Horizon

This review published in Current obesity reports looks at how our increased understanding of energy regulation and neurohormonal pathways in energy homeostasis (the body’s mechanism for controlling caloric intake and energy expenditure) are being...
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Pilates and aerobic training improve levels of depression, anxiety and quality of life in overweight and obese individuals

It is common knowledge that exercise can play an important role in treating the physical parts of obesity, however the emotional benefits are less often talked about. In this study, published by the Brazilian journal Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  63...
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Does obesity affect your memory?

A new study from Indiana University has found that memory training has only a third of the benefit to older adults with obesity than it does to their normal weight counterparts. The researchers followed cognition over a period of 10 years and compared...
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Inactivity breeds inactivity

A new study published in Cell Metabolism has found that inactivity leads to further decreased motivation to move. The study was conducted in mice and aimed to shed light on why people, or animals, with obesity were less active. The findings suggest that...
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