The basis for a new drug for the treatment of obesity is a peptide activator pituitary adenylate cyclase (PACAP). This hormone, when injected into the brain tissue reduces food cravings. There is a chance that in the near future the world will get a new drug for weight reduction. Information provided by researchers from Boston University and published by Zee News.
PACAP - hormone brain is the hypothalamus. The substance determines food cravings and controls the amount of food consumed. Scientists conducted a study on laboratory mice, which were administered PACAP in the area of the brain responsible for fear and appetite.
When injected hormone in the structure of animals decreased the amount of food consumed. A number of approaches to the bowl remained the same. Interestingly, animals under the action of the hormone eat slower.