Obesity treatment could soon begin to shift its emphasis to developing medications which work
within the hypothalamus region of the brain.
New research from the University of Washington has revealed that obese
people often have some form of neural impairment in the activity of this brain
The hypothalamus has a history of association with weight loss and a further
study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, which was independent
from the University of Washington trials, found that the neural region was in
turn affected by obesity.
Scientist observed that obese people often suffer from a lack of nerve cell
activation in the area.
Doctors explained that the findings could be significant as it will allow
them to develop their understanding of how appetite is created in the brain and
the way that individuals respond to it.
According to Cancer Research UK, obesity is a major contributing factor to
an estimated 117,000 cases of cancer in the UK each year.
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Obesity surgery news : 29 December 2011