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Soy-based protein can boost appetite: study

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Washington: A team of researchers has discovered a protein that boosts hunger hormone and stimulates appetite.

Researchers found that the protein, called soy-ghretropin, stimulates secretion of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone produced in the stomach.

When fed to mice, this soy-based protein increased blood levels of ghrelin and boosted their appetite.

The findings suggest that soy-ghretropin may be developed for elderly people or anorexic patients whose ghrelin levels and food intake are reduced.

The study is published in FEBS Letters.
ANI

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