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The obesity epidemic: understanding how the brain responds to food choices

Understanding how our brain responds to good and bad food choices could help combat the world's obesity epidemic.

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Appetite-controlling molecule could prevent ‘rebound’ weight gain after dieting

Research by Monash University has shed light on the metabolic processes behind why people tend to regain much of their weight after dieting. The results could help them keep the weight off for good.

Medicine & health
Alex Reichenbach (Monash PhD student) and Associate Professor Zane Andrews

The end of yo-yo dieting? Monash researchers uncover brain switch that controls fat burning

Scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning – and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting.

Medicine & health