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August 2, 2019

‘Hormones’.  Oestrogen and testosterone are the two that most likely spring to mind, and their role in puberty, libido, the reproductive system.  In fact, our bodies produce a whole host of other hormones which play a role in our health and how we function day in day out.  Ghrelin, given its name as a ‘growth hormone releasing peptide’, controls hunger, food intake and combined with growth hormone, fat storage. 

Stimulated by the cells in our stomach, ghrelin sends signals to the hypothalamus in the brain telling our bodies it’s time to eat.  Small amounts are also released by the pancreas and the small intestine.  The more ghrelin in the bloodstream, the bigger the appetite and likely, the more food you eat.  After food, ghrelin levels are decreased as we’re satiated, and they don’t rise again until your body starts looking for more energy. 

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might be wondering how you can keep your levels low.  To be clear, ghrelin is no...

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