Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.

Could olive oil be the key to weight loss? Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel full

Could olive oil be the key to weight loss Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel fullOlive oil could aid weight loss by making people feel fuller for longer and by staving off hunger pangs During research, aroma extracts from the oil reduced the study group's calorie intake by nearly 200 a dayPeople who ate olive oil infused yoghurt had higher levels of the hormone serotonin in their blood By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 15 March 2013 Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study.

Feeling peckish? SKIPPING can banish your hunger pangs by making you feel full up

Feeling peckish How skipping can banish hunger by making you feel full upRapid up and down movement disturbs the gut and interferes with the release of hunger hormonesWeight-bearing exercise such as skipping is better at reducing appetite than other forms such as cycling By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 20 February 2013 It brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'skipping meals'.

Just a couple of BITES of chocolate is enough to satisfy your taste buds

Just a couple of BITES of chocolate are as tasty as a whole bar, claim scientists Two groups were given different-sized portions of chocolate, apple pie and crispsThey were asked to rate their hunger and cravings before and after eating Group given the larger portion ate 77 per cent more but didn't report feeling any more satisfied By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 30 January 2013 We've all had those moments when we reach for one chocolate and end up polishing off an entire box.

The secret to curbing hunger pangs? A pill made from pomegranate

The secret to curbing hunger pangs A pomegranate pill One theory is the fruit contains a polyphenols, which are thought to act as an appetite suppressantPeople who took a pill supplement for three weeks reported feeling significantly less hungry Also ate on an average 22 per cent less By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:11 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 28 January 2013 Damage limitation: Regular consumption of pomegranate extract may reduce feelings of hunger It has been hailed as a superfood due to being rich in disease-preventing antioxidants.

On a diet? Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON"T trick you into eating less

On a diet Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON'T trick you into eating lessBeing on a fruit- and vegetable-heavy diet made no long-term difference to fullness, researchers foundAdding fruit juice before meals actually boosted hunger and weight gain It goes against the theory that people should 'fill up' on lots of fruit and veg to help them feel full for longer | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 The dieters among us are often advised to fill our plates up with fruit and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie laden fare later in the day.

Why your BRAIN could be making you fat: Scientists discover some people lack a brain receptor linked to obesity

It's not all about calories and exercise – your BRAIN could also be making you fat Some people's brains unable to process hormone that regulates appetite, leading to weight gain Discovery paves way for targeted obesity drugs | UPDATED: 10:34 GMT, 15 October 2012 We are constantly told it’s a consequence of eating too much and not moving enough.

Work up an appetite? Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claim

Work up an appetite Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claimJust 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning actually reduces the motivation to eatScientists measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following a morning of exercise and a morning without exerciseThey found their attentional response to the food pictures decreased after the brisk workout | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 It is commonly assumed that you can 'work up an appetite' with a vigorous workout.

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic? The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study Simply viewing high calorie food images activated brain regions that control appetite and reward | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 26 June 2012 Viewing pictures of high calorie food also significantly increased ratings of hunger and desire for sweet and savoury foods A picture could be worth a thousand calories after a study revealed images of fatty food can trigger hunger pangs.