Friday, November 6
How hunger helps store fat
The hormone ghrelin, when it was first discovered in 1999, almost immediately received the name "hunger hormone" - getting from the stomach, where it is synthesized, into the pituitary gland, it triggers the synthesis of somatotropin (growth hormone) here and stimulates eating behavior, that is, stimulates the appetite. concentrates attention on food, etc. Quite quickly it was possible to establish that its level rises before eating, and laboratory animals after injections of ghrelin began to gain weight.