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Which hormones affect my appetite?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
In the last fifteen years, we've learned a lot about the hormonal influences. At least one of these was discovered accidentally, gherlin, a hormone secreted by the stomach that increases appetite. We learned of the importance of gherlin only by studying people who have had stomach bypass surgery for obesity (bariatric surgery). When you remove part of the stomach, you decrease gherlin levels, which in turn decreases the desire to eat. Other hormonal influences, such as leptin that has a role in regulating hunger by secretion in relation to its fat supply have also been uncovered.
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