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The Hypothalamus is the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered

Birth control pills shrink hypothalamus

Birth control pills shrink hypothalamus

Baylor researchers report creation of an 'epigenetic couch potato' mouse

Baylor researchers report creation of an 'epigenetic couch potato' mouse

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Brain receptor that regulates body temperature may also be the key to rapid weight loss

Brain receptor that regulates body temperature may also be the key to rapid weight loss

Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

New approach to treating high blood pressure

New approach to treating high blood pressure

Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice

Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Brain activity intensity appears to increase our need for sleep

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in hypothalamus region of the brain

High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in hypothalamus region of the brain

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Researchers discover how stress can decrease the desire to eat

Researchers discover how stress can decrease the desire to eat