Ghrelin Stimulates an Appetite for Drinking Alcohol

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food.

This knowledge, combined with findings from animal studies, led researchers to the hypothesis that ghrelin has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving.

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