Published in Fitness and Wellness Business Week, May 2nd, 2007
Study 1: Researchers detail in "Gastric ghrelin cell development is hampered and plasma ghrelin is reduced by delayed weaning in rats," new data in endocrinology. "The duration of breastfeeding has attracted much interest, as a prolonged period of breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of developing obesity. The mechanism behind the reduced risk is, however, poorly understood," scientists in Lund, Sweden report.
"The novel hormone ghrelin augments appetite, promotes body weight increase and increases adiposity. The majority of circulating ghrelin...
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