Researchers from the University of Iowa and the University of Copenhagen found that the introduction of the hormone the liver, FGF21 reduces interest in sweets and alcohol, reports the Telegraph.
50 years ago it was discovered that the liver plays an important role in the regulation of food intake. Previous studies have also shown that the hormone FGF21 liver affects the preferences of certain macronutrients.
In the new study, scientists from the University of Iowa and the University of Copenhagen examined how FGF21, and found that it affects feeding behavior by acting on the Central nervous system.
In experiments on mice and monkeys, the researchers found that the introduction of the hormone FGF21 is reduced interest in alcohol and sweetened water, but the hormone does not affect the preference for fatty acid or bitter taste.
The researchers concluded that controlling hunger is ensured by the entire system of the body as a whole, and suggested that the hormone of the liver can be used for therapeutic purposes for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.