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Get To Know Ghrelin: The Hunger Hormone

Ghrelin, a hunger hormone, is produced in the stomach and plays many roles in hunger. Our body is an incredible machine, making hormones that are responsible for regulating sleep, increasing and decreasing hunger, making us feel full, producing more sex hormones, the list goes on and on! Ghrelin is one of several key players our body… Read More »

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Types & More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Definition When we talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men, we’re talking about testosterone. A small amount of testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, but for men the majority of testosterone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has both physical and psychological benefits.1 Physically, the hormone has several functions for… Read More »

Exercise-related hormone irisin found to target key bone cells

Scientists have discovered that irisin, a hormone released by muscles during exercise, directly acts on key regulatory cells that control the breakdown and formation of bone. The researchers say this insight raises the prospect of new treatments for bone-thinning disorders such as osteoporosis. Reporting in Cell, Bruce Spiegelman and colleagues at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have for… Read More »