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Posts tagged appetite

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

June 25, 2012

 

three glasses of orange juice

Drinking Calories, Eating Calories

Does it matter whether your calories come from solid food or liquid? A calorie is a calorie right?

September 27, 2011

 

breakfast meal

The (Possible) Downside Of Fat Substitutes

According to some recent studies, fat substitutes may not help when it comes to losing weight. In fact, artificially low fat snacks may lead to weight gain.

April 11, 2011

 

Person holding M&Ms

Imagination May Kill Food Cravings

Just thinking about eating food may be enough to curve your appetite.

November 16, 2009

 

A yummy chocolate cake

Food And Mood

Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?

February 6, 2008

 

Man Eating some Food

Mmmm…Pie!

Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.

September 23, 2006

 

a woman sleeping in her bed

Sleep Less, Weigh More

America is obsessed with diets, but sometimes gaining weight is more complex than calories in versus calories burned.

September 8, 2005

 

Filling Up After Dark

Do you often find that you have no appetite for breakfast?If so, might your lack of hunger be caused by the fact that you eat over fifty percent of your daily calories after dinner? Finally, do you regularly wake up at least once a night to raid the kitchen for high-carb snacks? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Food of Many Colors

Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Smoking and Weight Gain

Anyone who has quit smoking knows that there is a strong possibility they’ll gain weight. One of the really interesting things about the nicotine in cigarettes is that it works in two ways. When you take a long drag, it acts as a tranquilizer, but when you inhale in short puffs, it acts as a stimulant.

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