Hunger Hormones: How They Work




Dr. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains how hunger hormones work when you’re getting hungry because of a hormonal influence.

“Everything we do comes from a sort of hormonal influence, so there’s a hormone called Ghrelin that makes you hungry and Leptin is one of the hormones that helps you feel full, so there’s interaction. There are actually multiple hormones that are making you feel full, that will counteract the effect of Ghrelin,” he says.

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