With the festive holiday season comes an abundance of parties and family gatherings filled with feasts and tempting treats. Although a few extra pounds gained during the holidays may seem harmless, the extra weight gain may lead to obesity later in life. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to share insights… » Continue Reading
Brain Signals Less Satisfaction for Obese People, Research Shows; Blunted Reward Response, Gene May Trigger Over-Eating
Obese individuals may over-eat because they experience less satisfaction from eating food due to a reduced response in their brains' reward circuitry, according to a new study by Eric Stice, psychology researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.
Resilience expert Dr. Mary Steinhardt has completed the first stage of a diabetes study, the results of which show that coaching classes and resilience-building can help African American adults with type 2 diabetes more successfully self-manage the disease.