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A new player in appetite control

Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed. The findings could offer scientists a new target for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related disorders, the researchers say.
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have discovered brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding. In a study of mice, the researchers found these cells stimulate ove...

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