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Appetite can "turn off" through special cells in the brain

Appetite can "turn off" through special cells in the brain researchers from the Institute of Technology in California was discovered part of the brain that is capable of instantly suppressing hunger, if stimulated.The results of this study have recently been published in the edition of Nature Neuroscience.Scientists hope that in the near future it will help in the treatment of people suffering as obese and anorexic.

California experts using laser beams, irritated neurons in rodents: the scientists were particularly interested in the so-calledthe amygdala, which is the area of ​​the brain that is responsible primarily for the sense of panic, fear and pleasure.Surprisingly, stimulation of the amygdala resulted in a momentary appetite suppression.David Anderson, author of scientific experience: "We were amazed - the mice seemed to" switch off "the appetite."

Scientists believe that in addition to this area of ​​the brain, and there are many others who are also responsible for feelings of hunger or satiety.Now the task of the researcher is to know what is the

relationship between the neurons in the amygdala and hypothalamus, which are known to control appetite.

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