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January 28, 2015


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Today's A Moment of Science Word of the Day is ghrelin!

July 29, 2013


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Nuts, Nuts, Good for Your Heart

Are nuts an overly fatty food or healthy snack?

February 14, 2013


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Why Am I Still Hungry?

You've just snacked on rice cakes. Why are you still hungry?

October 5, 2012


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Why Does My Body Want To Snack?

French researchers recently found that a certain type of snacking is harder on your waistline.

April 11, 2011


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Imagination May Kill Food Cravings

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

December 3, 2008


Malnourished African child

The Bloated Look of the Starving

The stomachs of children who are dying appear ridiculously swollen, as if from over-eating. Is there a connection?

May 23, 2006



How Hunger Affects Taste

You know how they say you should never go grocery shopping when you're hungry?

September 27, 2003



This might be why so many people gain the weight back after dieting. With higher levels of ghrelin in their blood, they wind up even hungrier than they were before, even when they stop dieting. Currently, drug companies are looking for safe ways to decrease the amount of gherlin in the blood.

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