Tag: "appetite" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients, restore appetite
in AIDS patients and alleviate pain and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Such research has to be approved to ensure that it is treating patients ethically and safely. Dr Favrat's research had been approved, which makes the findings ...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
... tested a research medication that both stimulates appetite
and reduces metabolic rate in preclinical trials. ...the effects of cachexia are reversed. The animals' appetite
and weight increase while their metabolic rate decreases. The next step in the research process, and...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
...to walk, he fell after a few steps. He also had no appetite
and appeared generally to be in poor condition. I diagnosed that Samson was suffering from damage to the posterior portion of his skull, which applied pressure on his cerebellum and the upper sector of the spinal cord." This type of damage is known t...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
...own to produce rapid weight loss, affected weight, appetite
and blood sugar in obese diabetics. He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-carb diets. Further,...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...e carbohydrates stimulated the patients' excessive appetite
during week one. An editorial writer notes that the study was small and lasted for only three weeks (Editorial, p. 469.) The writer says, "Using many different diets with different approaches to food restriction for individual patients at different t...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
... several hormone levels believed to be involved in appetite
regulation. "You don't have to cut carbs as drastically as participants did," said Boden. "If you cut carbs modestly, you cut calories, and you'll lose weight." "The message is: Calories count," Boden said. "If you want to lose weight, you have to d...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...in receptors. Made by fat cells, leptin regulates appetite
and energy balance. Normally, greater quantities of leptin are released from fat cells when an animal is "full," as a signal to stop eating, but the signal is blocked in obesity. Comparison of heart tissue samples from obese mice and normal mice sh...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...bjects with anemia and COPD did not have decreased appetite
and weight loss when compared to nonanemics, an indication that the development of anemia was independent of nutritional factors. Further research must be done to determine whether the health and prognosis of patients with COPD would benefit from er...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
...s. Meridia, known generically as subtramine, is an appetite
suppressant that works in the brain. According to the systematic evidence review by Dr. Susan Norris of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and colleagues, patients taking fluoxetine had lost an average of 11 pounds (5.1 kilograms) 24...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005
...ons, such as cachexia (loss of weight, muscle, and appetite
associated with a chronic disease) and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, and a new study shows that active cigarette smoking and poor lung fuction heighten systemic inflammation, both separately and when combined. Researchers at the University...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...ood cell count (neutropenia), weakness, hair loss, appetite
loss and diarrhea. Some patients experienced infusion-related reactions and skin reactions. Hand-foot syndrome, also known as palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE), is characterized by symptoms of swelling, pain, redness and, for some patients, p...
Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones
...y the levels of various hormones known to regulate appetite
and energy expenditure under "real life" conditions. They took advantage of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, an ongoing longitudinal study of sleep habits and disorders in the general population. The study began in 1989, when researchers mailed st...
Dec. 7 tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine
...th changes in levels of two hormones that regulate appetite
(Article, p. 846). When sleep deprived, the volunteers also reported feeling hungry, especially for calorie-dense foods with high carbohydrate content. Researchers say that the study could provide a mechanism linking sleep loss to overeating and even...
Sleep loss boosts appetite, may encourage weight gain
...mones that regulate hunger, causing an increase in appetite
and a preference for calorie-dense, high-carbohydr... the last ten years -- represent the 'yin-yang' of appetite
regulation. Ghrelin, made by the stomach, connotes hunger. Leptin, produced by fat cells, connotes...
Does the lack of sleep make you fat?
...f two key hormones that are involved in regulating appetite
ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin increases feelings of...ghrelin. These differences are likely to increase appetite
and, in societies where food is readily available, this may contribute to obesity. Individuals who s...
GSA confers 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award to St. Louis University's Morley
...ontributions to three areas of geriatric medicine: appetite
regulation, memory and dementia, and testosterone and andropause. Morley is the director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University, which he founded in 1989 and is ranked as one of the top ten geriatric programs in the country. He...
Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain
...tivity in another system that is known to regulate appetite
and body weight," says study author Michael Cowley... has prompted the development of drugs that combat appetite
by blocking the cannabinoid receptors, which are activated by marijuana. "Some of these drugs are in...
'Energy blocker' kills big tumors in rats
...ar, the scientists suggest cancer cells well-known appetite
for sugar might be behind their demise. Ko, who fi...nose or stage cancers in people because of tumors' appetite
for glucose. Ko is now studying the compound's effects on human cancer cell lines in the la...
Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature
...o give their growing child a drug that kills their appetite
day after day and, night after night, makes it hard for them to get a decent night's rest? Not to mention the stigma and expense of medication." Simply using nature, Kuo said, "may offer a way to help manage ADHD symptoms that is readily availabl...
Different subgroups of alcoholics respond differently to serotonin-acting medication
... brain chemical, influences mood, emotions, sleep, appetite
and temperature regulation. Both short- and long-term alcohol consumption can damage serotonin functioning. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) help to maintain optimal levels of serotonin. New findings indicate that Type A alcoholics res...
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