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Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat

researchers also examined how the hormone affected certain hedonic aspects of eating. Hedonic eating includes, for instance, the consumption of fast foods, that are high in fat or sugar (such as pizza, chocolate and ice cream), often leading to a sense of reward. The pramlintide group reduced fast food intake by 385 calories on day 44 during the fast-food challenge, compared to the placebo group, which decreased their intake by 109 calories. Those taking pramlintide also reduced their scores on a questionnaire designed to measure binge eating tendencies: On day 42, 83% of participants on pramlintide were categorized as having mild-to-none binge eating severity, compared to 58% in the placebo group.

These new results are interesting in light of previous observations in rodents. Rats typically crave high-sugar foods when placed under stress. When they receive amylin, their stress-induced sugar consumption significantly decreases. On chronic amylin treatment, obese rats also exhibit a long-term switch to eating more healthy chow and less high-fat, high sugar food.

Our findings illustrate that comprehensive, carefully conducted clinical studies can provide important new insights into how hormones help regulate human eating behavior, Weyer said. Often times, the food intake effect of hormones in humans is studied only acutely, using a single meal test.

More natural weight control?

Unlike many diet pills, which typically block individual brain chemicals, hormone-based therapies such as pramlintide work by enhancing existing physiological pathways involved in food intake control. By developing therapies based on naturally occurring hormones, it may be possible to help people control how much they eat, reduce binge eating and resist the drive to overeat even while living in todays environment where access to high-caloric food is abundant every day.

While this research is promising, it appears pramlintide will produc
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Contact: Christine Guilfoy
cguilfoy@the-aps.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
7-Jun-2007


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