Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018
NAPLES

Italian researchers reportedly find hunger hormone

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Naples, September 12 - An Italian research group
has reportedly found the hormonal "breaker switch" that controls
hunger, an article published in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences (PNAS) said.
The sense of hunger or lack of "are regulated by two
specific hormones: in particular orexin-A that pushes the body
to eat and leptin, which tells the brain that the amount of food
ingested was sufficient," researchers from the Istituto di
chimica biomolecolare (Icb) in Pozzuoli, Luigia Cristino and
Vincenzo Di Marzo, said.
Understanding the mechanisms could lead to developments in
the cure for obesity, the researchers said.
Obesity is classified as a chronic illness and affects some
150 million adults in Europe.

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