hypothalamus

Eating a diet of high-fat foods contributes to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, a Cell Metabolism paper finds[1]. The hypothalamus regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism. While research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, researchers haven’t explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. Led… Read more

The answer to how your brain knows when you’ve had enough to drink and can stop feeling thirsty may have been found in a new UC San Francisco study. Until recently, scientists believed that a brain region called the hypothalamus makes us thirsty when it detects a drop in the hydration of our blood. But… Read more