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Newly Discovered Hormone Boosts Effects of Exercise, Could Help Fend Off Diabetes

Hormones aren’t just for sex—they help control everything from the times when we feel hungry to the timing of our heart beats. Dozens have been described, but there is now a new one on the scene. It might help explain some of the health benefits of exercise and point the way to preventing obesity and [...]

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Mind over mass: Cholesterol levels might be controlled by brain circuitry

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When your stomach growls and you have the urge to reach for the nearest snack, it is, in a way, your tummy talking. Those signals are in part sparked by the gut-based hunger hormone ghrelin, which blocks certain receptors in the brain, telling your body when it is time to eat. But a team of [...]

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