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Results of study involving hormone in the gut that suppresses appetite

Results of an animal study involving a hormone in the gut that suppresses appetite, was presented at The Endocrine society's 94th annual meeting in Houston.

"The gut hormone glucagon-like peptide 2, or GLP-2, functions as a neurotransmitter and fine-tunes gastric emptying through - as suspected - its receptor action in the brain," said the lead investigator, Xinfu Guan, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

This is a very exciting research since HCG slimming protocol is looked down on by mainstream medicine, stating that a polypeptide could not effect  the hyper thalamus in the brain to burn through adipose tissue. Though in this research they have discovered that the gut produces a polypeptide which effects the brain allowing the stomach to clear.

It states that the more the food intake the more the stomach clears. Therefore, obese people may have something wrong with this hormone receptor, which alters their gastric emptying rate, Guan speculated. Many studies have shown that nondiabetic, obese humans have accelerated gastric emptying.

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