In the first study of its kind, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital identified a mechanism for the anorexigenic effect of oxytocin. It attenuates functional connectivity between the ventral tegmental area and other brain regions involved in processing visual food cues.
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Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center
The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center takes a prevention-as-treatment approach to caring for the heart and overall cardiovascular system.
Medically Intensive Nutrition Therapy
The Medically Intensive Nutrition Therapy (MINT®) program is an education and support program combined with structured meal replacements and medication management for improved weight loss and health outcomes.
Pediatric Nutrition Center
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Nutrition Center of Excellence focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to treat children with nutritional issues, in particular feeding difficulties and overweight or obesity.
Also known as gastric sleeve, sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery that consists of removing a majority of the stomach and creating a new stomach about the size and shape of a banana.
Weight Loss Surgery
The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.
Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and bone and joint disease.
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