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Oxytocin exerts inhibitory effect on food intake in obese men
 

Oxytocin exerts inhibitory effect on food intake in obese men

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Intranasal administration of oxytocin holds potential for restraining hunger- and reward-driven eating behaviour, an effect that is more pronounced in obese than normal-weight men, according to a recent study.
 
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22 Nov 2016 - General
 
This finding is quite amazing, and at the rate today of lifestyle diseases (caused by excessive food consumption and reward-driven eating), this discovery can be put to good use. If oxytocin can help suppress excessive eating, especially in obese men, than it can be utilized to help morbidly obese patients manage their appetites and do healthy lifestyle changes in terms of dieting. Such a finding can also be useful in managing metabolic disorders, especially if oxytocin has a role in regulating ...
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