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Ghrelin is a hormone produced mainly by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach and epsilon cells of the pancreas that stimulates appetite. Ghrelin levels increase before meals and decrease after meals. It is considered the counterpart of the hormone leptin, produced by adipose tissue, which induces satiation when present at higher levels. Ghrelin is also produced in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus where it stimulates the secretion of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary gland.
Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Obese children who recently lost weight more likely to show hunger-related brain activity after a meal

Is there a right time for eating?

Is there a right time for eating?

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

Eating disorders could be treated by modulating gut microbiota

The effects of prolonged sleep restriction on energy intake, energy expenditure, and regional fat storage in healthy individuals

The effects of prolonged sleep restriction on energy intake, energy expenditure, and regional fat storage in healthy individuals

'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviors

'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviors

Gut hormone found to be key regulator of new nerve cells in the adult brain

Gut hormone found to be key regulator of new nerve cells in the adult brain

Ghrelin may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss

Ghrelin may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss

Adolescents with “elevated" hunger hormone are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder

Adolescents with “elevated" hunger hormone are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder

A deep look into hormone-producing cells of the gut

A deep look into hormone-producing cells of the gut

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

Resistance to 'hunger hormone' linked with cognitive impairments and memory loss

Resistance to 'hunger hormone' linked with cognitive impairments and memory loss

Meal timing strategies may help curb appetite and burn more fat

Meal timing strategies may help curb appetite and burn more fat

Ultra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gain

Ultra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gain

Eat intuitively, not restrictively

Eat intuitively, not restrictively

Evening exercise does not negatively affect sleep, may also reduce hunger

Evening exercise does not negatively affect sleep, may also reduce hunger

Study describes mechanism that makes people more vulnerable to hunger-causing stimuli

Study describes mechanism that makes people more vulnerable to hunger-causing stimuli