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Unformatted text preview: Regulation of Appetite in Humans Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature Summary: This study examines two hormones, Leptin and Ghrelin, strongly associated with food intake and energy storage in humans. They serve as each others opposites. Leptin is a long-term weight suppressing hormone correlated with decreased appetite and energy storage; whereas, Ghrelin is a short-term weight inducing hormone correlated with increased appetite. The full impact of these two hormones on appetite suppression or weight loss has been of strong interest in the scientific community. The purpose of the study was 3 fold. To provide information on leptin and ghrelin, their role in total food intake and what triggers their release throughout the body. The most direct conclusion of the study was that Ghrlin and Leptin play major roles in energy control of the body, however, Ghrin seems to be less important in the overall regulation of appetite and growth. One however, Ghrin seems to be less important in the overall regulation of appetite and growth....
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This lab report was uploaded on 09/24/2007 for the course BIO G 110 taught by Professor Wayne,r. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '07