Obesity is often characterised as nothing more than greed and lack of willpower. The truth is far more complex.
Could a Mediterranean diet keep your brain young? That is the tantalising finding from a study out this week. Writing on The Conversation website, Professor Paul Fletcher from the Department of Psychiatry investigates the findings.
From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions.
Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published today in the journal eNeuro.
Why are some people prone to hallucinations? According to new research from the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, hallucinations may come from our attempts to make sense of the ambiguous and complex world around us.
Study on effects of anti-obesity drug on the brain paves way for more effective treatments.
Professor Paul Fletcher believes that exploring how the brain makes predictions about the world will help us to understand mental illness.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has signed its first agreement with the University to optimise the early clinical development of new GSK medicines for obesity and addictive disorders.