Brain cells that tell mice it’s time to eat may also be in people

The activity of certain neurons in the brain may determine when we feel hungry

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A group of brain cells in mice seems to trigger hunger based on what time of day the animals usually eat – and the neurons’ activity can be reset by forcing a change in feeding patterns.

If the results translate to people, it could explain why we tend to feel hungry around our usual breakfast, lunch or dinner times, even if a previous meal was super-sized. “We used to think that hunger slowly creeps in as energy resources…

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