ghrelin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary

  • All this research confirmed ghrelin's role in driving appetite, both when we really need to eat and when we merely expect to.
  • Not only that, ghrelin may turn out to be one reason we feel hungry in the first place and why it's so hard for dieters to keep weight off.
  • MC-4 is the neural gateway for ghrelin, leptin and up to 20 other chemicals.

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