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Sex and Relationships

What do sex and hunger have in common?

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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Sex and hunger are regulated through the brain chemical NPY, which decreases metabolism and increases appetite. Some have observed that having healthy sex could help you control your food intake (by satisfying one appetite center, you seem to satisfy the other). So having safe, healthy, monogamous sex could help you lay off the double-cheeseburgers.
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