Research News

July 2002 Issue

Appetite Hormone Offers Weight-Loss Clue

Losing weight is an uphill battle for the nearly 60% of Americans who are overweight or obese, leaving them feeling fat, frustrated and far from healthy. Now, researchers may have discovered why keeping lost weight off remains an elusive goal for so many people. It may hinge on a hormone called ghrelin (pronounced GREL-in) thatís produced in the stomach. Ghrelin may be a key player in the complex stomach-brain communication that signals us when to eat and when to

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