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Friday, November 11, 2005

Hungry Hungry Hormones! 

We know about insulin and ghrelin, CCK and leptin - all these hormones affect how hungry we feel and how much food we burn versus store. Obestatin, a hormone derived from the same precursor as ghrelin, has been found to be a potent appetite supressant.

What suprises me about the article is how surprised the researchers aparently are by this. Why shouldn't two antagonistic proteins be made together, when the goal is homeostasis?

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