New Master Switch Found in the Brain That Regulates Desire for Food and Ability to Reproduce

Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 12:35 in Biology & Nature

Body weight and fertility have long known to be related to each other - women who are too thin, for example, can have trouble becoming pregnant. Now, a master switch has been found in the brain of mice that controls both, and researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies say it may work the same way in humans.

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