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Oxytocin may improve metabolic control in men with obesity

August 29, 2016

Among men with obesity, intranasal oxytocin administration led to reduced food intake following an overnight fast vs. men who received an intranasal placebo, according to recent study results.

“We demonstrate that the acute intranasal administration of oxytocin inhibits reward-[driven] but also hunger-driven food intake in obese men and that this effect is not compensated for by changes in energy expenditure,” Manfred Hallschmid, PhD, of the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and colleagues wrote. “In normal-weight men, the oxytocin-induced reduction in calorie consumption was restricted to snacking, indicating that the inhibitory effect of oxytocin on food intake is generally larger in obese than normal-weight subjects.”

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