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Study reveals gut-brain circuits drive cravings for fatty foods

In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers explored the neural basis for fat preference and identified receptors and neuronal elements mediating its development. Study: Gut-Brain Circuits for Fat Preference. Image Credit: Pikovit / Shutterstock Background The current global obesity…

The role of nasal microbiome in Parkinson’s disease

Billions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and archaea, are present in the human nose, which collectively form the nasal microbiome. Several studies have indicated that the nasal microbiome is an important factor for personal and global health. In fact, considerable…

The brain and fat communicate directly

With rising rates of obesity and related metabolic diseases being reported worldwide, researchers have struggled to understand the functional status of fatty tissue in the body in relation to overall energy homeostasis. A new Nature study examines the sensory innervation…