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Simple gut hormone combo makes our brains think we're full
Date:10/25/2011

pattern of their brain activity looked as if they had," Dhillo said. "There brain was tricked and they subsequently ate less of a buffet meal."

Each of the hormones worked to curb appetite on its own too, just to a lesser degree. The findings bolster the evidence in humans that these two hormones are key mediators of fullness. They might also have treatment implications.

"If we can mimic this effect in a pill that could be taken once a day or once a week, it may prove a useful treatment for obesity in the future," Dhillo said, noting that GLP-1 analogs are already prescribed for the treatment of diabetes.

Such a strategy might not only encourage us to eat less, but also to eat healthier. "When you are hungry, you tend to choose high-calorie foods," Dhillo said.


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