Is a hormone produced by the stomach
ghrelin increases appetite and stimulates the release of growth hormone.
What is ghrelin?
Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced and released mainly by the stomach.
It is called the “hunger-stimulating” hormone as it increases food intake and causes fat storage. It can
cause a increase in food intake by upto 30% and it acts on the hypothalamus, which is the control centre
of appetite. It also plays a important role in reward and acts on the amygdala
Ghrelin also stimulates the release of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary, but works to break
down nutrients in to their molecular components..
How is ghrelin controlled?