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Your Brain Can Control Cholesterol Levels

Researchers have found that cholesterol is partially regulated by your brain, rather than by what you eat.

Cholesterol is “remotely controlled” by the hunger hormone ghrelin, which controls the level of cholesterol released by the liver.

The Telegraph reports:

“Ghrelin inhibits a chemical in the brain that regulates calorie intake and energy expenditure. When the team blocked the chemical, they found it increased cholesterol in the mice -- suggesting it was the most important part of the ‘remote control’ system.”