Hunger hormone makes high-calorie foods more irresistible

06/23/2010 | HealthDay News

Ghrelin, the so-called hunger hormone, stimulates the appetite centers of the brain to increase the desire to eat high-calorie foods, study data showed. Researchers at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting said a pill to block ghrelin's activity is under development by several drug companies and could become part of an overall weight-loss program.

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