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Stomach Hormone May Regulate Body Weight

Recent studies of ghrelin (a stomach hormone) in normal weight women have found this stomach hormone may play a part in reestablishing a body weight set-point after dieting and exercise. Up to now, most research has focused on the physical levels of ghrelin in obese or anorexic people. Previous research showed ghrelin levels rise when fasting and fall when the subject eats. The levels rise up to an hour before a normal meal time. Consequently, ghrelin levels drop 30 to 60 minutes after...

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