Study finds GI functions affect appetite regulation

06/15/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Gastrointestinal functions such as contractions of the pylorus and release of the gut hormone cholecystokinin help suppress energy intake, according to studies on healthy lean men. Researchers said the findings, and further research on the gastrointestinal tract's effect on appetite regulation, may help develop new ways to manage and prevent obesity.

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