An On/Off Switch For Appetite Might've Been Found
An enzyme in one part of the brain seems to control appetite in mice, meaning it might one day be possible to curb overeating with medicine.By Ryan Biek | March 17, 2016
Our ability or inability to feel full during meals may be due to one single protein in our brains, meaning it might one day be simple to treat overeating.
After scientists at Johns Hopkins knocked out one enzyme in one part of the brains of mice, the mice began eating so much more food that they tripled their body fat in three weeks.
One of the researchers said in a press release, "These mice don't understand that they've had enough food, so they keep eating."