A lack of nutrition when dieters are trying to lose weight forces their brain cells to eat themselves, making the feeling of hunger even stronger, scientists claim. Brain cells begin to eat themselves like other parts of the body do as a last-ditch source of energy to ward off starvation, a study found.
Futurist Thomas Frey: It has always seemed outrageous to me that in a world where so many people are dying of obesity, that we can still have an equally unacceptable number of people dying of starvation.
Doctors warn of risks of climate change for the first time
Climate change is the biggest health threat facing doctors this century, the first medical assessment of the dangers of global warming has warned.
Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease
Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.
Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.