Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Eating from the fridge? Not your fault!

Are you tormented by a constant hunger? Can't stop yourself from getting that extra snack between meals?

Don't be to hard on your self. According to a resent study from The Sahlgrenska Academy at The University of Gothenburg,  excess hunger can be explained by low levels of a certain molecule.

The molecule,  interleukin-6, normally acts in the human immune system. But it also affects those parts of the brain that regulates feelings of hunger.

The study suggest that having a high level of  interleukin-6 to a certain degree protects from obesity - at least it does so on rats. Exactly how it is not yet clear. The scientist have however been able to demonstrate a correlation between low levels of interleukin-6 and obesity on rats.

Read more here.


  1. Hi Anders. i have this habit of taking extra snack between meals. I need to stop it. Research Proposals