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Obesity Disrupts Natural Nighttime Hunger Hormone

Lean people experience a huge nighttime surge of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger, but obese people don't, according to a new study. Obesity suppresses the ghrelin spike, perhaps disrupting the body's internal cues for hunger and overpowering its ability to regulate appetite, researchers say. Ghrelin helps the body control its weight as part of a complex system that regulates food intake and energy output. Researchers certainly expected to find a different ghrelin pattern in...

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