Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oxytocin Nasal Spray Causes Men to Eat Fewer Calories

A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin reduced caloric intake in healthy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods, after a single treatment, a new study finds. The results, to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego, confirm those of animal studies showing oxytocin reduces food intake.

Link to full Endocrine Society release on study led by MGH investigator Elizabeth Lawson.

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