Gut hormone and brown fat interact to tell the brain it’s time to stop eating

Researchers from Germany and Finland have shown that so-called “brown fat” interacts with the gut hormone secretin in mice to relay nutritional signals about fullness to the brain during a meal. The study, appearing November 15 in the journal Cell, bolsters our understanding of a long-suspected role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) — a type of body fat known to generate heat when an animal is cold — in the control of food intake. Continue reading “Gut hormone and brown fat interact to tell the brain it’s time to stop eating”

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